A Missouri state senator who was tear-gassed while protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, vented her frustration with Gov. Jay Nixon (D) in blunt terms early Thursday morning.
Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D), who represents parts of Ferguson, was angry enough at the way that Nixon had handled the situation in Ferguson that she tweeted “FUCK you” to the governor early Thursday morning, also telling him to “get on your knees.”
Since the Saturday shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, by a Ferguson police officer, there have been nightly protests by community members upset at not only what they see as an unjustified killing, but also the heavy-handed police response to the unrest.
The tweets all came before Nixon visited Ferguson on Thursday and announced the Missouri Highway Patrol would assume control of policing in the town.
Even after Nixon's announcement, Chappelle-Nadal continued to criticize the governor for not visiting protesters, calling the turmoil in Ferguson Nixon’s “Katrina.”