Secret Service agent won't 'take a bullet' for Trump

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She said she would rather "take jail time over a bullet" (Getty)

A senior US Secret Service member says she would not take a bullet for the newly elected President of the United States. 

Kerry O'Grady is a longstanding secret service member, but posted on Facebook in October that she supported Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

In the post, she said she would rather "take jail time over a bullet" for Donald Trump, whom she called a "disaster to this country". 

Her status was in open defiance of the Hatch Act, which forbids Secret Service agents and other federal employees from making biased statements on social media.

The Washington Examiner reported that her post resulted in at least one complaint to the managing Secret Service office. 

Ms O'Grady removed the status a couple of days after posting. 

The full post, written just before the election, 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."

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