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A Secret Service uniformed officer patrols the North Lawn of the White House after a lock down at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Secret Service is investigating an agent who said she wouldn't protect Trump


The Secret Service is taking "appropriate action" after one of its agents suggested she wouldn't "take a bullet" to protect the 45th president of the United States, according to CNN.

Kerry O'Grady, a senior agent in the Denver field office, published now deleted Facebook postings expressing her support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton despite a federal law that bans agents from expressing their political ideologies publicly. 

"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 in one Facebook post, as reported by the Washington Examiner. "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," she wrote.

The Secret Service said it was "aware of the postings." 

"All Secret Service agents and employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct," the agency said in a statement. "Any allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and swiftly investigated."

This isn't the first time that the Secret Service was caught in the midst of controversy. One of the more recent incidents occurred in September 2014 when Omar Gonzalez, an Iraq war veteran, stormed into the White House with a knife, the Washington Post previously reported.

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