A US Senator claims she made a "mistake" after posting on Facebook she hoped US President Donald Trump would be assassinated, after the Secret Service confirmed they were investigating the comment.
Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote "no. I will. I hope Trump is assassinated!" in response to a comment on Facebook.
Understandably the comment drew widespread condemnation.
Chapelle-Nadal has since apologised to the local St Louis newspaper.
"I didn't mean what I put up. Absolutely not," she told the St Louis Post Dispatch.
"I have deleted it, and it should have been deleted.
"I am not resigning. What I said was wrong, but I am not going to stop talking about what led to that, which is the frustration and anger that many people across America are feeling right now."
The Senator won't resign, believing she was entitled to take make the comments.
"I refuse to resign for exercising my First Amendment rights, even though what I said was wrong," she said.