Postmaster General Donated More Than $685K To 2020 GOP Convention
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy contributed more than $685,000 to the committee that put on the Republican National Convention, The Hill reported on Saturday.
- Federal Election Commission filings show that DeJoy “gave a total of $685,230 to the Charlotte Host Committee in four donations between late December 2018 and late March 2020,” according to the report.
- The Hill noted that DeJoy “was a prominent North Carolina businessman and Republican donor before taking the helm of the U.S. Postal Service.”
DeJoy’s relationship with President Trump and the Republican Party has been thrust into the national spotlight over controversial changes he sought to make to Postal Service operations, leading to accusations from Democrats that he was trying to tip the electoral scales Trump’s way in a year when the number of mail-in ballots is expected to spike.
The donations from DeJoy are likely to fuel further criticism from congressional Democrats who have hammered his leadership of the Postal Service. The rebukes have largely focused on a string of controversial changes, such as adjusting delivery policies and reassigning or displacing nearly two dozen postal executives, including the pair of officials in charge of day-to-day operations.