Kerry O’Grady, a senior agent at the Denver field office, wrote a series of posts on her personal Facebook account during the presidential campaign, including one that said she “would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country”, in reference to Trump, the Washington Examiner reports.
O’Grady deleted the posts after they were publicized. The Secret Service said in a statement that it was “aware of the postings and the agency is taking quick and appropriate action,” according to CNN.
“All Secret Service agents and employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct,” the statement read, according to CNN. “Any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and swiftly investigated.”
Secret Service employees are subject to Hatch Act restrictions which prevent them from posting or commenting for or against a political candidate on social media. One of the deleted posts read “Hatch Act be damned. I am with Her.”
- TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2022
- Employers Take Note: Young Workers Are Seeking Jobs with a Higher Purpose
- Signs Are Pointing to a Slowdown in the Housing Market—At Last
- Welcome to the Era of Unapologetic Bad Taste
- As the Virus Evolves, COVID-19 Reinfections Are Going to Keep Happening
- A New York Mosque Becomes a Refuge for Afghan Teens Who Fled Without Their Families
- High Gas Prices are Oil Companies' Fault says Ro Khanna, and Democrats Should Go After Them
- Two Million Cases: COVID-19 May Finally Force North Korea to Open Up