Here is a Facebook post by O’Grady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver district, who oversees coordination with Washington-based advance teams for all Presidential trips to the area:
This was in October, and was seen by her Facebook followers including current and former Secret Service agents. In addition to being a declaration of disloyalty, the social media post is a Hatch Act violation, which among other things prohibits a federal employee from “posting a comment to a blog or a social media site that advocates for or against a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office,or partisan political group,” and also from using social media to “distribute, send or forward content that advocates for or against a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group.”
Never mind that, though.
The post is an admission of disloyalty, and proves that she is unprofessional, unfit for duty in the Service, and untrustworthy. The Secret Service under Obama has disgraced itself more than once, and obviously is still not being managed competently: this screed should have gotten O’Grady fired immediately.
In an interview Monday, O’Grady tried to backtrack: she has taken down the post, and now says that she was just upset when she wrote it and wasn’t trying to imply she wouldn’t take a bullet for Trump or any officials in the Trump administration. Heck, if I were the President, I’d put my life in her hands, wouldn’t you?
Since the post, the Washington Examiner reports, she has used the logo for the Women’s March on Denver as her Facebook cover backdrop on Inauguration Day, and updated her profile picture to an artist’s rendering of Princess Leia with the words, “A woman’s place is in the resistance.”
Not everyone is cut out to be in the Secret Service, and obviously, Kerry O’Grady isn’t and never was. She should resign, and if she doesn’t have the integrity to do so, she has to be fired, and the sooner the better. I really don’t understand why she wasn’t fired in October…all right, I do: the unmanaged, unaccountable Obama Administration. But there is no excuse for her staying on the job now.