Lawmakers Demand Removal Of Postmaster General, Call Him Threat To Democracy

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“He is working to dismantle a fundamental institution of our democracy. He needs to resign or be removed, now.”

According to Common Dreams, “two House Democrats are demanding the immediate removal of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over his sweeping operational changes to the beloved government service that have slowed the delivery of essential packages and jeopardized mail-in voting.”

  • The demand occurred “on the heels of a ‘Friday Night Massacre’” at the USPS “that deeply alarmed lawmakers, activists, and ordinary citizens nationwide,” wrote Common Dreams.
  • “Louis DeJoy, Trump donor and the new postmaster general, sacked top Postal Service officials, and reassigned 23 postal executives,” tweeted Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

  • In a statement over the weekend, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) “accused DeJoy —a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump with millions invested in USPS competitors—of doing the president's bidding by sabotaging mail delivery with the November election less than 90 days away,” continued Common Dreams.

"DeJoy's baseless operational changes have already crippled a beloved and essential agency, delaying mail, critical prescription drug shipments for veterans, and seniors and other essential goods," said DeFazio.

  • “After taking charge in mid-June, the new Postmaster General wasted little time rolling out changes to USPS that postal workers said undermine the agency’s core mission and potentially set the stage for privatization,” the report said.
  • Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) said in a statement “issued alongside DeFazio’s that DeJoy is guilty of ‘unconstitutional sabotage of our Postal Service.’”

"The Postmaster General has shown us on multiple occasions he is working to dismantle a fundamental institution of our democracy. He needs to resign or be removed, now,” Adams said.

Read the full report here.

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