While President Donald Trump has tried to promote a message of unity since his Election Night victory in 2016, many people who work within the government have been less than charitable about him.
One such person was a Colorado Secret Service agent who allegedly wrote a post on Facebook implying that she wouldn’t take a bullet for Trump — and who was then placed on paid leave, Fox News reported.
From Conservative Tribune
Kerry O’Grady, the special agent in charge of the agency’s Denver bureau, wrote on Facebook in October 2016 that Trump would be horrible for America, expressed her support for Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and said, “Hatch Act be damned” — a reference to the law that prohibits people like herself from engaging in political activity.
“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,” she wrote.
So a Secret Service agent implies that she would rather see the president of the United State be gunned down than do her job, and the only thing that happens to her is paid leave?
Well, she might just get her wish for jail time.
If a Secret Service agent had said this about Obama, the racially-charged mobs would still be calling for his/her prosecution and the agent probably would have been fired on the spot.
The Washington Examiner noted that the paid leave indicated that the Secret Service was taking the investigation of the agent seriously — though it didn’t explain why action wasn’t taken sooner.
The Hill noted that O’Grady would have been the agent who coordinated presidential trips to the Denver area, so her suggestion that she wouldn’t protect the president was quite serious.
It’s utterly ridiculous that while this agent is being investigated she is still being paid. The agency should have suspended her without pay while investigating her post. Our tax dollars shouldn’t support someone who will openly proclaim that she won’t do her job.