DENVER (CBS4) – The special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver district is taking heat over a social media post suggesting she wouldn’t “take a bullet” for President Donald Trump and the Secret Service told CBS4 they are “taking the appropriate action.”

According to multiple reports, Secret Service special agent in charge Kerry O’Grady made some posts on Facebook that were anti-Trump in nature.

Kerry O'Grady (credit: Linkedin)

Kerry O’Grady (credit: LinkedIn)

The Washington Examiner reported one of O’Grady’s Facebook posts last October stated “I’m with her,” referring to Hillary Clinton, and said she “would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country.”

O’Grady also mentioned the Hatch Act, which restricts employees with the Secret Service and other executive government branches from engaging in some types of political activities.

“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, according to the Washington Examiner.

On Monday O’Grady told the Washington Examiner “she took down the post after two to three days of greater reflection and wasn’t trying to imply she wouldn’t take a bullet for Trump.”

O’Grady oversees coordination for presidential trips to the Denver area.

Statement To CBS4 From The Secret Service 

“The U.S. Secret Service is aware of the postings and we are taking the appropriate action.  This is a personnel matter and we will not be commenting further.”

All Secret Service agents and employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. Any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and swiftly investigated.”

Comments (5)
  1. DP (@dpkmxs) says:

    As a public employee, she knowingly wrote a public statement about refusing to perform her sworn duties. She should be terminated immediately and be unhirable for any other government job due to her beliefs. She needs to find a job in the private sector where no one is depending on her for their lives…

  2. Stell Wateng says:

    Count me on the side of the agent. IMHO Trump is a complete whack-o and needs a serious psychiatric exam. I would not want Trump anywhere around me (like at least one state away).

    1. Wolf Lutton says:

      Congratulations Secretary Mattis. Let’s defend our beautiful country from such idiocy.

  3. As an individual I am with her all the way. I don’t like Trump, and I didn’t vote for him, and I do believe he will do serious damage to this country.

    However, it was inappropriate for her to post that. Her job is her job, regardless of who her boss is or how much she likes or dislikes him. If she felt that strongly about him as a person but still cares deeply about the work she does at the Secret Service, she should have considered switching departments within the Secret Service or even other agencies. If she’s the top agent in Denver it means she’s got a ton of experience, and I’m willing to bet it’s experience that any other agency would love to have on their roster.

  4. OGrady should be removed or demoted from her post. I would not trust a U.S. Secret Service agent who would make a statement that she would not defend our Potus even if it meant taking a bullet. Her position puts her in violation of the Hatch Act. OGrady’s superiors should handle it as such and apply an appropriate discipline.

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