Kerry O’Grady, a longtime U.S. Secret Service agent made it clear that she would not take a bullet for Donald Trump. She said so in a Facebook post before the election in support of Hillary Clinton.
The Hatch Act forbids Secret Service agents from making statements on social media that favor a certain Party, but that didn’t stop O’Grady from practicing her First Amendment right. She stated:
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle to not violate the Hatch Act. So I keep quiet and skirt the median. 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. But this 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.”
That wasn’t the only time O’Grady stood up for what she believes in. Following the Women’s March, she uploaded images while stating that “all of these women represent me! Proud to say it! #nasty.”
She also uploaded a picture of Princess Leia which bore the phrase “A woman’s place is in the resistance.”
O’Grady was forced to delete the posts after a complaint was filed to her superiors. She still stands up for her believes.
“My government is the most important thing to me. I serve at the pleasure of the president, but I still have the First Amendment right to say things.”