Missouri State Senator Shares Holocaust-Themed Tweet in Reference to Jewish Gov. Greitens

Maria Chappelle-Nadal / Facebook
August 18, 2017

Democratic Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal retweeted a Holocuast-themed tweet on Thursday in reference to Missouri's Jewish Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.

Chappelle-Nadal, the state lawmaker who recently wrote she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated, shared a tweet that said, "Greitens should know where the Trump Train goes. At the end of the line is this place!" The tweet included a picture showing the gates of a Nazi concentration camp.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal's Twitter / Screenshot

The tweet is no longer on Chappelle-Nadal's Twitter page.

The picture of the gate of the camp includes the sign with the words, "Arbeit Macht Frei," translated to "Work Sets You Free,"  a slogan often found at the entrance of Auschwitz and other concentration camps. The train comment is in reference to the fact that many prisoners were transported to Nazi camps in that way.

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, is the first Jewish governor in Missouri's history.

Chappelle-Nadal wrote on Facebook earlier in the week that she hoped someone would assassinate Trump, prompting a Secret Service investigation.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D, Mo.) said that she should resign over her Facebook statement, saying it was "outrageous." Missouri State Democratic Party chair Stephen Webber also said Chappelle-Nadal should resign.

Chappelle-Nadal tweeted on Thursday, however, that she would not.

Chapelle-Nadal's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment.