One special agent refrains from biting her tongue when it comes to discussing Donald Trump. According to USA Today, Secret Service member Kerry O’Grady penned a revealing note on Facebook where she admits that she would rather spend time behind bars “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.”
The news site adds that given the passage of the Hatch Act dating back to 1939, federal workers — including the Secret Service — must refrain from political discourse as a means of practicing “fairness and nonpartisanship” in their fields. In a statement issued to the Washington Examiner, the Secret Service said they’ve launched an investigation into the matter.
“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 previously wrote on Facebook. “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.”
Recently, the Secret Service opened another investigation after a Kentucky woman’s tweet hinted at Trump getting assassinated, the Associated Press reports.