Kamala’s Secret Service bodyguard who brawled with fellow agents previously filed a gender discrimination lawsuit

New details have emerged about the female Secret Service agent who was yanked from Vice President Kamala Harris’s security detail after a brawl with fellow agents.

The armed agent, who was identified as Michelle Herczeg, got into a physical scuffle at Joint Base Andrews on Monday morning before the veep was set to arrive for a trip to Wisconsin where she later whipped up the party’s base over abortion.

During the incident, the agent began to act erratically, grabbing another agent’s cellphone and deleting applications from it. She also reportedly exhibited unusual behavior including pelting another agent with menstrual pads and telling agents they would “burn in hell and needed to listen to God.”

Herczeg, who has been removed from her duties, sued the city of Dallas, TX for gender discrimination in 2016, according to the Daily Mail, citing the Dallas Morning News which reported on the $1 million lawsuit at the time.

According to Herczeg who was a senior corporal with the Dallas Police Department at the time, the department “tolerates unprofessional behavior such as fraternization and unprofessional male and female working relationships based on an atmosphere which finds the male officer in charge, regardless of rank or ability.”

She alleged that she “was targeted for being a female officer and treated less favorably.” Herczeg also claimed that she faced retaliation after reporting “sexual harassment and illegal actions of other officers,” according to the Dallas Morning News.

“Intimidation tactics were used as investigative tools to persuade Herczeg from seeking criminal relief against the officer who assaulted her,” the lawsuit said, stating that Herczeg wasn’t allowed to return to the North Central Crime Reduction Team after she reported the alleged assault and that she was denied overtime shifts, causing her family “stress and mental anguish from loss in payment compensation.”

The scene at Joint Base Andrews was disturbing enough to have the 43-year-old Herczeg relieved by the SAIC after colleagues believed she was “suffering from a mental lapse,” according to Real Clear Politics. “That’s when she snapped entirely,” one source said.

“Herczeg then chest-bumped and shoved her superior, then tackled him and punched him. The agents involved in restraining Herczeg were especially concerned because she still had her gun in the holster. They wrestled her to the ground, took the gun from her, cuffed her, and then removed her from the terminal,” the outlet reported.

“At approximately 9 a.m. April 22, a U.S. Secret Service special agent supporting the Vice President’s departure from Joint Base Andrews began displaying behavior their colleagues found distressing. The agent was removed from their assignment while medical personnel were summoned. The Vice President was at the Naval Observatory when this incident occurred and there was no impact on her departure from Joint Base Andrews. The U.S. Secret Service takes the safety and health of our employees very seriously. As this was a medical matter, we will not disclose any further details,” Secret Service Chief of Communications Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement after the news of Herczeg’s meltdown broke.

“A Texas court dismissed Herczeg’s suit and a court of appeals denied both her appeal in 2021 and a request for a rehearing the following year,” according to the New York Post.

Chris Donaldson

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