A high-level U.S. Secret Service agent reportedly slammed President Donald Trump in a Facebook post, saying she wouldn’t “take a bullet” for him. She made the comments before he was elected president on Nov. 8.
According to the Washington Examiner, Kerry O’Grady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver district, oversees Washington, D.C.-based teams for candidates and presidential trips to the Denver area, which includes future trips from President Trump. O’Grady said she believed his presidency would be a “disaster” for the United States.
Her Facebook posts prompted at least one complaint that was lodged to the U.S. Secret Service, sources told the publication.
O’Grady also wrote in October that she endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and suggested she would be willing to do “jail time” instead of “taking a bullet” for Trump. She also made reference to the Hatch Act, passed in 1939, which bans most executive branch staff from getting involved in political activities—with the exception of presidents, vice presidents, and other senior officials.
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act. So I keep quiet and skirt the median,” she wrote on Facebook. “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.
She added: “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.”
Speaking with the Examiner, O’Grady elaborated more on her comments.
“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 was quoted as saying.
Several posts, including images, were removed from her Facebook page after she was interviewed by the Examiner, reported The Hill.