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

| by Jonathan Constante

A U.S. Secret Service agent posted a series of anti-President Donald Trump posts on social media, including one where she stated she would not take a bullet for him.

Senior agent Kerry O'Grady is in charge of the Secret Service's Denver district, the Daily Mail reported. She has made several posts over the past year criticizing Trump, saying he would be a "disaster"' for the country.

One of her more controversial posts came in October, when she wrote that she would rather serve time in prison than "take a bullet" for Trump. However, she did not mention his name in the actual post.

"As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act," O'Grady 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."

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"But this world has changed and I have changed," O'Grady continued. "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."

The Hatch Act restricts executive branch staff members from certain political activities, such as posting partisan messages on social media, according to the Washington Examiner. O'Grady's post drew at least one complaint to the Secret Service.

The Secret Service said they were aware of O'Grady's tweets and that they are "looking into the matter," according to reports

O'Grady told the Washington Examiner she has since deleted the posts. She said she had written them shortly after discovering Trump was being accused of sexually assaulting women. Her posts also came just days after the Access Hollywood tape leaked, where Trump was heard bragging about grabbing women "by the p***y."

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O'Grady, who is reportedly a survivor of sexual abuse, said she wrote the posts while overcome with emotion. She said she deleted them after realizing "it was not the sentiment that I needed to share because I care very deeply about the mission."

"My government is the most important thing to me," O'Grady said. "I serve at the pleasure of the president, but I still have the First Amendment right to say things."

O'Grady now says she is devoted to serving her country. She was asked if she would ever allow her political stance to affect her work performance.

"I hope you understand that's an emphatic no, and I need to make sure that's resoundingly clear and just reinforces that this job needs to done well."

Sources: Daily Mail, Washington Examiner / Photo credit: Washington Examiner via New York Daily News

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