The U.S. Secret Service pledged Tuesday to take "appropriate action" in dealing with an agent who suggested she would not "take a bullet" for Donald Trump prior to the election.
The agent, later revealed to be Kerry O'Grady, a senior member of the Secret Service's Denver office, made the comments in a series of Facebook posts in October which were later removed. She originally posted shortly after a 2005 audiotape, in which Trump made remarks which appeared to condone sexual assault, was made public and caused a national uproar.
"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 in one Facebook post. "To do otherwise can be a criminal offense for those in my position. Despite the fact that I am expected to take a bullet for both sides."
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According to the Hatch Act, certain appointed employees in the executive branch of the federal government, like the members of the secret service, are prohibited from engaging in some forms of political activity.
"[T]his world has changed and I have changed. And 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 added in a nod to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign slogan.