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Secret Service Demotes Agent Who Declared She Wouldn’t Do Her Job

The Secret Service has really been taking a beating over the past few years. From partying with hookers in Colombia, to letting dudes jump the White House fence and wander around the grounds, to leaving their laptops sitting around for anyone to pick up, the men and women who protect the President of the United States are having some PR problems. So it’s a bit of a relief to learn that for once, they’re doing the right thing. Well, sort of.

Susan Crabtree, Washington Examiner:

The Secret Service will permanently remove a top special agent from her position after an investigation into her Facebook comments that she would rather not defend President Trump or take “a bullet” from him, but some agents are concerned she will simply be transferred to another government job.

About two weeks ago, the Secret Service placed the agent’s prior post — the special agent in charge of the Denver District, the top job in that office — on a list of agency openings, according to two Secret Service sources.

Kerry O’Grady, the agent in question, is on administrative leave amid an internal Secret Service investigation into her Facebook comments about Trump.

“Administrative leave” meaning “paid vacation.” We’re still paying her salary, even though she publicly refused to do her job. And chances are, she’ll just be shuffled off to some other taxpayer-funded job at some other federal agency. After all, it’s called the Secret Service, not the Overt Service. And “Good enough for government work” ain’t just a funny catchphrase.

But hey, maybe a public employee will actually face some real consequences for her actions. It could happen!

Right? Hello? Anybody?