A Secret Service agent in a Facebook post alleged that she would not take a bullet for Donald Trump if he became president. Kerry O’Grady, a senior U.S. Secret Service agent in charge of the agency’s Denver office made the posts shortly after the aspiring president at that time spoke about “grabbing women by the pu**y,” according to the New York Daily News.
Grady who claims to have worked for the government for 23 years considered Trump trouble for the country especially for women and minorities if he won the race to the White House. In one Facebook post made in October last year, Grady endorsed Hillary Clinton and made it known that she would balk at a bullet for Donald Trump if he became president and would gladly accept the consequences of jail time.
— Carl B. Nett (@realCarlNett) January 24, 2017
“I would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster for this country and the strong and amazing women and minorities who reside here Hatch Act be damned. I am with her.”
The Hatch Act initiated in 1939 prohibits executive branch agencies including the Secret Service from advocating for or against a partisan political party, partisan political group or candidate for partisan political office. Only the president, vice president and senior executive officials are exempted. Secret Service spokesman Joe Casey speaking to the Washington Examiner confirmed that the agency was looking into the situation and would take “appropriate action.”