Senator Hoskins Expresses Frustration with Senate’s Actions
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate adopted a resolution censuring Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal for her comments promoting violence against the President of the United States of America. In Senate Resolution 3, the Missouri Senate censured the senator for her actions and also urged her to resign or face possible expulsion in the future. “The recent comments made online by Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal were not only unacceptable, but they threatened the integrity of the Missouri Senate,” stated Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg. “I believe her actions warranted expulsion from the Missouri Senate and I am frustrated the Senate didn’t vote to go into an extraordinary legislative session to properly address the comments that were made.”
For an extraordinary legislative session to occur, the governor must call lawmakers back to the State Capitol or lawmakers can call themselves back into session with a three-fourths vote of the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate. Once in legislative session, lawmakers need a two-thirds vote in order to remove a member from office.
“I signed a resolution calling for an extraordinary legislative session to expel Sen. Chappelle-Nadal from office. Unfortunately we were four votes short of having the required number of signatures,” stated Hoskins.
For information about Sen. Hoskins, please visit his official Missouri Senate website at https://www.senate.mo.gov/mem21/.