The agent wrote:
“As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to 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.”
O’Grady has since taken down the Facebook post, but it was screen-grabbed for posterity:
— MadeleineMorgenstern (@MadeleineinDC) January 24, 2017
O’Grady now appears to regret her decision to publish the post.
“It was an internal struggle for me but as soon as I put it up, I thought it was not the sentiment that I needed to share because I care very deeply about the mission,” she said in an interview with The Washington Examiner.
One always hopes you wouldn’t need to, but if you have decided you will not if that time should come, then it may be time to ask for a transfer or find a new line of work.