Denver ‘Womxn’s March’ Removes Secret Service Agent Who Said She Wouldn’t Take a Bullet for Trump From Website’s Leadership Team List
The Denver “Womxn’s March” has scrubbed the bio of the Secret Service agent who infamously said that she would not take a bullet for President Trump from the section titled “2019 Executive Leadership team,” where she had previously been prominently featured.
The removal comes following a story from the Washington Free Beacon questioning the legality of her involvement. The march is set to take place on Saturday.
According to a new report from the Free Beacon, the organization has removed all mention of Kerry O’Grady, the senior Secret Service agent who posted a Facebook rant a month before Trump was elected, saying that she would take jail time before she would take a bullet for him.
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act. So I keep quiet and skirt the median,” she wrote. “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 post lead to O’Grady being placed on paid administrative leave while she was investigated for misconduct charges. She remains on paid leave — with her security clearance in tact.
As recently as last week, O’Grady was featured on the march’s website’s “2019 Executive Leadership team” section, which claimed it was her second year of involvement with the march. The Free Beacon noted that her now-removed bio stated that she “supported logistics and the leadership team directly in 2018.” It also said that she spent “25 years as a special agent in the mostly white, male-dominated field of federal law enforcement,” and claimed she was “a witness to the fact that institutionalized disparities and unconscious biases continue to prevent women and minorities from obtaining equality in the workplace and in the criminal justice system.”
“Following the publication of a Washington Free Beacon story raising legal questions about O’Grady’s participation in the march’s organization and evidence that she is still active on the Secret Service payroll, the march erased her from the site,” the FB reports.
The march website also says that they removed the “e” from women “because we believe in equity and we act with purpose to make space for trans, non-binary, and genderqueer persons in our name.” The organization claims they have no formal affiliation with the national women’s march.