A Secret Service agent took to Facebook to make a startling admission: she would not “take a bullet” for President Donald Trump. Kerry O’Grady, Special Agent in charge of the United States Secret Service Denver District, wrote in October that she would rather endure “jail time” than take a bullet for Trump.
The post does not mention Trump by name, but O’Grady is clearly referring to the 45th president.
The agent wrote:
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act. 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 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 since taken down the Facebook post, but it was screen-grabbed for posterity:
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O’Grady now appears to regret her decision to publish the post.
“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,” she said in an interview with The Washington Examiner.
When asked for comment by the Examiner, the U.S. Secret Service responded: “The USSS is aware of the postings and we are looking into the matter.”