DeJoy Says He ‘Had No Idea’ Mailboxes, Sorting Machines Were Being Removed
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers on Friday that he “had no idea” that mailboxes and mail sorting machines were being removed from U.S. Postal facilities across the U.S., according to The New Civil Rights Movement.
- Speaking before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, DeJoy said he “was made aware when everybody else was made aware,” but also claimed the equipment was “not needed.”
- DeJoy, who is a top Trump and GOP donor, told lawmakers: “Since my arrival we moved 700 collection boxes, of which I had no idea that that was a process.” The official added that when he found out about the practice, his leadership team took a closer look at what was happening.
- Ultimately, DeJoy suspended the operations until after the November election.
- He also told lawmakers that “this is a normal process that’s been around for...50 years,” adding that over the last ten years, the USPS has moved about 35,000 collection boxes.
Speaking about the removal of high-volume multi-million dollar mail sorting machines, DeJoy said, “this is a process that I was unaware about it’s been around for a couple of years now, we evaluate our machine capacity.”
DeJoy also claimed he had no knowledge of an email sent to post offices directing them to not reconnect any mail sorting machines.