"I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the constitution gives you the authority," she wrote in the post. "What am I missing? Thank you for your bravery and may God keep you safe."
Dunnegan, who is up for re-election in November, said that her question was taken out of context, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"Something innocent and simple got twisted into a disaster because it's an election," she said. "I meant no ill intent toward the president. I meant no ill intent toward anybody."
Her Facebook account is private, but Dunnegan said she has not deleted the post and doesn't seem worried how it might impact her re-election bid.
"I think it could hurt it as much as it could help it," she said.
Jefferson County recorder of deeds wants the military to assassinate President Obama... pic.twitter.com/rPuQVlznJh
— Braxton Payne (@t_brax) October 10, 2014
Correction: This post originally stated that Dunnegan is a lawmaker. She is the Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds.