A Secret Service agent is being destroyed online after suggesting on Facebook that she would not take a bullet for Donald Trump.
Kerry O’Grady, a special agent in charge at the agency’s Denver office, wrote an “I’m with Her” message to followers in October, according to screenshots taken by the Washington Examiner.
The Secret Service employee says she has worked 23 years for the government, but that she has changed and “would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country.”
Her post, which reportedly came shortly after revelations that Trump spoke about grabbing women “by the p—y,” ended by saying “Hatch Act be damned.”
The Hatch Act, passed in 1939, restricts the political activities of those in executive branch agencies such as the Secret Service to promote workplace fairness and nonpartisanship. The Hatch Act received a lot of press when FBI Director James Comey released the statement about Hillary Clinton a week before the election.
O’Grady said that she does not believe her now-deleted post would impact her job performance, and “devotion to mission and country is only strengthened by the fact that the founders recognize the value of dissent and the freedom to assemble and voice those opposing convictions.”
Asked for comment, the U.S. Secret Service responded: “The USSS is aware of the postings and we are looking into the matter.”