A senior Secret Service agent is in hot water for a personal Twitter post saying she “wouldn’t take a bullet” for Trump.
Kerry O’Grady, a senior agent who oversees the Secret Service’s Denver district had publicly declared her support for Hillary Clinton and said this in a controversial tweet before the election:
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act,’ she wrote, referring to the act that bars executive branch staff from engaging in certain political activities.
“So I keep quiet and skirt the median. To do otherwise can be a criminal offense for those in my position. Despite the fact that I am expected to take a bullet for both sides.’But this world has changed and I have changed. And I would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be a disaster to this country and the strong and amazing women and minorities who reside here. Hatch Act be damned. I am with Her.”
O’Grady has also made several posts on social media in the past year criticizing Trump. She stated in many of them that he would be a ‘disaster’ for the country, and in particular, for women and minorities.
According to The Daily Mail, O’Grady said she made the tweet about not taking a bullet, back in October of 2016 and she explained that she wrote the post shortly after learning about Trump being accused of sexually abusing a number of women and a few days after the infamous video of Trump telling Access Hollywood host Billy Bush he could “grab women ‘by the p***y.”
As a survivor of alleged sexual abuse, O’Grady said she had written the message while overcome with emotion by the news.
The Secret Service said it was aware of Kerry O’Grady’s posts, and added that it was taking “quick and appropriate action.”
The Hill reported that the Secret Service agency said, “All Secret Service agents and employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. Any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and swiftly investigated.
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