High-ranking Secret Service agent Kerry O’Grady, the special agent in charge of the USSS Denver district, has received her fair share of bad news since a Facebook post she made back in October went public. In the since-deleted post, O’Grady voiced her support for Hillary Clinton, adding she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for Donald Trump. Now, O’Grady is getting what she deserves.
In a scathing petition addressed to Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy and written anonymously, the spouses of Secret Service agents in the Denver field office where O’Grady works are asking that she be terminated immediately as she is “no longer worthy of trust and confidence” after she publicly decried the fundamental aspect of her job to protect the president. The petition began circulating on January 26 and already boasts 462 signatures.
“We, the undersigned, are family members and concerned citizens who are urging the leaders in the US Secret Service to act now and terminate SAIC Kerry O’Grady from the duties she boldly stated she will not perform,” it reads, according to The Blaze.
“This petition is to make known the sincere concerns that many Special Agent’s 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.”
“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,” continues the petition.
“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.”
It goes on, “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,” they wrote. “She is no longer worthy of trust and confidence.”
It is absolutely understandable that O’Grady’s fellow agents and their spouses want her gone. We’re talking about men and women who risk their lives in service to their country. In other words, they take their work seriously. Their sacrifice has been marked with a stain left by O’Grady, who admitted that she puts personal bias ahead of the job.