During the Women’s March in Washington D.C., former pop artist Madonna said she often fantasizes about “blowing up the White House” and leftists everywhere cheered her on.
That is a public threat and it’s a Class E Felony under U.S. Code Title 18.
Yet so far, there’s been no real repercussions for her public tirade.
But imagine if a delusional fan were to take her words to heart? What then?
So in a world where liberals want President Trump’s head on a silver platter – whether they’re seriously planning it or only just “fantasizing” about it – one would think Intelligence agencies would take their jobs seriously and protect him at all costs.
But not so fast – because now we’re finding out about a top U.S. Secret Service agent who posted on her Facebook page last year saying she will never “take a bullet” for the then-Republican nominee, Donald Trump, because she was “with Her.”
Kerry O’Grady’s absurd claim on Facebook post read:
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle to not violate the Hatch Act. So I keep quiet and skirt the median. 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.”
The Hatch Act of 1939 is a federal law which explicitly prohibits all federal employees, with the exception of the president, vice-president, and certain designated high-level officials, from engaging in forms of political activity.
This Act was put into place to forbid any intimidation or bribery of voters and restricts federal employees from engaging in political campaign activities. The Act also precludes federal employees from membership in “any political organization, which advocates the overthrow of our constitutional form of government.”
So it’s safe to say Kerry O’Grady broke the law.
In yet another Facebook post, O’Grady defied the Hatch Act a second time when she wrote:
“We are moving our civil rights into a period of bigotry, misogyny and racism that this country has not tolerated for decades. Dark ages. I am horrified and dismayed beyond words.”
She, of course, took both posts down once people became aware of her illegal activity.
She also gave a statement to The Examiner:
“[I] wasn’t trying to imply she wouldn’t take a bullet for Trump or any officials in the Trump administration.
It was an internal struggle for me but as soon as I put it up, I thought it was not the sentiment that I needed to share because I care very deeply about the mission.
I serve this country with pride and I proudly diligently and fiercely protect and support the institutions and pillars of our republic established by the very same document that allows my free expression.
I do so with every fiber of my being for the very reason that those institutions are in place to guarantee my right and the rights of all our citizens to voice and express our opinions and beliefs even when and especially when those values may be contrary to those of the party in power.
My devotion to mission and country is only strengthened by the fact that the founders recognize the value of dissent and the freedom to assemble and voice those opposing convictions. They enshrine those rights for future generations so we avoid the path of authoritarian regimes that shackle their people with fear.”
Except that during Trump’s inauguration, O’Grady changed her profile picture to Princess Leia from the most recent Star Wars, Rogue One and wrote, “A woman’s place is in the resistance.” The timing seems a bit coincidental, doesn’t it?
She should be fired and put in jail.
Luckily though, she won’t be serving on Donald Trump’s service detail.
But it’s disturbing to know there are other like-minded people in the federal government who would turn a blind eye to a harmful act or threat against the President.
And who knows. President Trump may already be surrounded by them.