The U.S. Secret Service agent who publicly stated she would rather face jail time than take a bullet for Donald Trump is now being targeted for termination by the spouses of her fellow agents.
The family members have posted an online petition addressed to Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy, calling for the agency to “act now and terminate [Special Agent in Charge] Kerry O’Grady from the duties she boldly stated she will not perform.”
“This petition is to make known the sincere concerns that many special agents’ wives, loved ones and American citizens have with the written statements made by Kerry O’Grady regarding her unwillingness to conduct herself in a professional manner and to uphold the oath she willingly took 23 years ago,” the petition states.
As family members of Special Agents that put their lives on the line every day for “the protective mission,” we are outraged by her lack of respect for her colleagues and those that find themselves under her command. She has lost all credibility with the agents, their families and the American people that pay her salary. US Secret Service agents are the defenders of democracy. They are ALL that stands between those who would harm our national leaders and they are sworn to defend the constitution, giving the ultimate sacrifice if necessary. Ms. O’Grady stated she will not defend our democracy. Her statements show an incredible lack of judgment that can not be tolerated so close to the heart of our government.
The men and women of the US Secret Service are to conduct themselves above reproach, in a constant professional manner to complete the mission, regardless of who the protectee is or their politics. Ms. O’Grady has publicly aligned herself with the worst in our society, those who wish to bring harm on our leaders.
Because of her statements and blatant disregard for her oath, we are asking that the US Secret Service terminate Ms. O’Grady of her duties effective immediately. She is no longer worthy of trust and confidence.
As WND reported in January, O’Grady, the special agent in charge of the agency’s Denver region, went public on Facebook with her personal feelings about Donald Trump, who was at the time the Republican candidate for president.
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act. So I keep quiet and skirt the median,” O’Grady posted to her readers. “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.”
“I am with Her” was a slogan used by the failed Democratic Party nominee for president, Hillary Clinton.
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Local media in Denver reported O’Grady was recently suspended with pay until an investigation into her situation was completed.
The petition went live Jan. 26, and as of Feb. 7, it has at least 770 signatures with a goal of 2,000.
Those commenting on the petition itself have strong sentiments against O’Grady, including:
- “She must be removed immediately from any and all positions involved with the various protection details. She could be moved to treasury, but if she is unwilling to do one part of her job, then she should be removed from government service immediately” (Jeffrey Kneiblher, Satellite Beach, Florida).
- “No tolerance for a person who refuses to do their job, especially one who has sworn to protect our president at all costs!” (Cindy Rettman, Annapolis, Maryland).
- “Fire O’Grady. If she states she won’t fulfill her obligations of employment, she definitely does not deserve a paycheck and time off. Just. Not. Right” (Cheri Paul, Williamsburg, Virginia).
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