Secret Service agent removed over public statements against Trump

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The Secret Service announced it has removed an agent who posted to social media that she “wouldn’t take a bullet” for President Trump.

Senior agent Kerry O’Grady posted to her Facebook page last October that she would not sacrifice herself to save Trump if he became president, and would rather face “jail time.”

O’Grady also made several posts which insinuated that Trump would be a “disaster” for the country and, in particular, a threat to women and minorities, while she openly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

“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.”

Related News: Secret Service Agent: Jail before Bullet for Trump

Immediately following O’Grady’s comments, the Secret Service launched an internal investigation and placed the agent on administrative leave.

Kerry O’Grady removed as Secret Service agent after social media comments.

Kerry O’Grady removed as Secret Service agent after social media comments.

While O’Grady was not fired for her comments, an open position for her former job was posted within the agency nearly two weeks ago, reports the Washington Examiner. She worked as a senior agent in charge of overseeing the Secret Service’s Denver district and also coordinated with Washington for presidential trips to that area.

Secret Service agents have reportedly expressed concern about her not being formally fired since she could be transferred to a different division within the Department of Homeland Security, according to reports. In the event a transfer would happen, O’Grady would be allowed to serve until retirement and still keep her pension.

H/T: Free Beacon

 

 

 

 

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