A Secret Service agent is being slammed online after suggesting on Facebook that she would not take a bullet for Donald Trump.
Kerry O’Grady, a special agent in charge at the agency’s Denver office, wrote an “I’m with Her” message to followers in October, according to screenshots taken by the Washington Examiner.
The Secret Service employee says she has worked 23 years for the government, but that she has changed and “would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country.”
Her post, which reportedly came shortly after revelations that Trump spoke about grabbing women “by the p—y,” ended by saying “Hatch Act be damned.”
The Hatch Act, passed in 1939, restricts the political activities of those in executive branch agencies such as the Secret Service to promote workplace fairness and nonpartisanship.
Secret Service spokesman Joe Casey told the Daily News that the agency is looking into the posts, and that O’Grady works for the agency in Denver.
Conservative social media users began calling for the agent to be fired.
One Massachusetts woman also named Kerry O’Grady posted on Facebook that she had begun receiving hate mail and messages wishing her death after the Examiner story.
The real O’Grady did not immediately return a request for comment from the Daily News.
She told the Examiner, which reported that the October post and other anti-Trump articles she shared prompted at least one formal complaint, that she took down her statement after two or three days of reflecting on it.
The agent said that she reacted emotionally to the Trump “Access Hollywood” tape, but added that she is proud of her mission to protect “the institutions and pillars of our republic established by the very same document that allows my free expression.”
O’Grady said that she does not believe her now-deleted post would impact her job performance, and “devotion to mission and country is only strengthened by the fact that the founders recognize the value of dissent and the freedom to assemble and voice those opposing convictions.”