Secret Service Agent: I Won’t ‘Take A Bullet’ For Trump

At least one Secret Service agent apparently is not willing to sacrifice her life in defense of President Trump.

The Hill, citing The Washington Examiner as its source, reported that officer Kerry O’Grady wrote on Facebook a month before the election that “jail time” would be preferable than taking “a bullet” for Trump. She called the president a “disaster for our country.” Her post included an endorsement for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

O’Grady admitted her statements risked violating the Hatch Act, which bans politically biased comments by any government employee in the executive branch, of which the Secret Service is a part. “As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle to not violate the Hatch Act,” she wrote. “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.”

The agent continued: “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 disaster to this country and the strong and amazing women and minorities who reside here. Hatch Act be damned. I am with (Clinton).”

O’Grady told The Examiner: “It was an internal struggle for me but as soon as I put it up, I thought it was not the sentiment that I needed to share because I care very deeply about the mission.” The agent is the chief Secret Service officer in the Denver, Colo., area. She has been responsible for ensuring the safety of previous presidents when they traveled within her jurisdiction.

Source: The Hill
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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