Chappelle-Nadal Statement Isn’t Necessarily a Federal Crime
Chappelle-Nadal statement isn’t necessarily a federal crime
On Wednesday, the Missouri Senate censured Chappelle-Nadal. The resolution reads, “Members of the Missouri Senate urge Senator Chappelle-Nadal to resign or, upon failure to do so, she may be subject to potential expulsion at a future session of the Missouri Senate.”
That’s a political decision. We wanted to know whether calling for the assassination of a president really is a federal crime.
We reached out to Clay’s spokesman, Steven Engelhardt, who pointed us to a Wikipedia article on U.S. Code Title 18, Section 871, which states that “knowingly and willfully” threatening the president is a felony.
While that is …