Even before the presidential election, the country was divided over who should win the oval office in January. Even Secret Service member, Kerry O’Grady, had strong feelings about one day possibly taking a bullet for Trump if he were to win.
In October of last year, O’Grady controversially wrote on her personal Facebook account that she would rather face “jail time” than take “a bullet” for Trump after citing he was a “disaster” for the country. She was placed on “administrative leave” while an internal investigation was underway.
The investigation was completed two weeks ago and it was reported by the Washington Examiner that O’Grady will be permanently removed from her top-tier job, running the Denver District.
But some unnamed Secret Service members think she will be quietly given a cozy government job to finish out her years in order to receive her pension. The reason they may want to keep her out of the public eye could be because they didn’t act swiftly enough when her comment was initially reported.
A whistleblower made the Secret Service aware of O’Grady’s Facebook comments in October, but it wasn’t until months later that they issued a public statement or even put O’Grady on leave.
Action was finally taken once the press got a hold of the news and the Secret Services had to act.
O’Grady continued her anti-Trump circus on her Facebook account with the donning of an artist’s rendering of an image of Princess Leia with the words, “A woman’s place is in the resistance.”
If history has taught us anything, it’s bound to repeat. With that being said, in 2015, Secret Service Deputy Director Alvin “A.T.” Smith was forced to resign in what was called “a string of security lapses” after 29 years of service.
He was allowed to transfer to a DHS position to finish out his time, so it isn’t that farfetched to assume that O’Grady will also move to a desk job somewhere to finish out her years before retirement. It would seem that’s how we handle controversial agents even if many of us may disagree.