In the Secret Service, it’s an agent’s job to protect the President of the United States — or any other government official one is assigned to, for that matter.
But one Secret Service official made waves when she said she’d balk at taking a bullet for President Donald Trump. As The Washington Examiner reported:
A senior U.S. Secret Service agent posted Facebook condemnations of President Trump during the past seven months, including one in which she said she wouldn’t want to “take a bullet” for him.
She explained herself saying she viewed his presidential candidacy as a “disaster” for the country, and especially for women and minorities.
Kerry O’Grady, a senior special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver division, posted several messages indicating her rejection of the incoming president.Image Credit: Twitter
Now, she’s learned there are consequences for suggesting to others that she would not be able to do the job she signed up for.
O’Grady has since been suspended from her position with the Secret Service, albeit with pay. As reported by CBS News:
The special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver district who is under investigation for a social media post suggesting she wouldn’t take a bullet for President Trump has been suspended, CBS station KCNC-TV reports.
The station has learned that Kerry O’Grady has been suspended from her job with pay.
Who knew that one’s duties in the Secret Service were based on one’s agreement with the President of the United States? At least as far as O’Grady is concerned, a much-needed reality check set the record straight that actually, they aren’t.