Craziness is in the air: The mis- and malfeasance of Kerry O’Grady, the special agent in charge of the Denver office of the Secret Service, has posted on social media her considered opinion that Mr. Trump is “a disaster.”
She says she wouldn’t protect him, as she took an oath to do.
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act [which prohibits federal employees from participating in partisan politics]. 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.”
Agent O’Grady is entitled to her opinion of Mr. Trump, and even to accord to Hillary Clinton the capitalized pronoun usually reserved for the divine.
But she is not entitled to her contempt for the law and for her oath to protect the president of the United States.
She demeans herself and the many men and women who, at great risk to themselves, perform their duties to protect their president and their country. They deserve our heartfelt thanks.
Agent O’Grady deserves to be dismissed from the force, as we assume she will be.
The nation and her superiors at the Secret Service expected more of Agent O’Grady.