The Democrats on Friday called on President Biden to replace the USPS Board of Governors.
“We can start fixing the post office by laying off the leadership,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was sued by the NAACP in August.
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Members of Congress on Friday called on President Joe Biden to replace any member of the US Postal Service’s Board of Governors, saying they had assisted Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in making “harmful” political decisions.
“There should be no condolences for their silence or complicity in overseeing these harmful policy changes that have also undermined public confidence in this agency,” Senator Tammy Duckworth said in a letter sent to the president.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. continued Twitter“Americans don’t want to hear excuses. We can fix the post office by firing the leadership.”
He added, “Louis DeJoy has been ordered by Trump to slow down your mail and destroy your post office. He is corrupt and must go.”
The president has the power to refer governors to the USPS board, which operates similarly to the board of a public company. The nine governors point out the postmaster general.
The Democrats called on Biden to replace the governors when DeJoy’s USPS team was planning new updates that reportedly increase some postage costs and remove premium mail The Washington Post and NBC News.
“Not only is this work needed, it’s long overdue,” DeJoy told NBC News on Friday.
As of Saturday, there were six governors referred to the USPS board and three vacancies. The position of assistant postmaster was also vacant.
At the White House Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if Biden planned to act quickly to fill the vacancies on the USPS board.
Psaki said: “I have no personal announcements or details of the provisions of – or, I should say, the factors that play a role in these decisions. But, you know, the President is concerned about what happened last . ” Fall and improvements he’d love to see in the post. “
The groups said Delivery delays The Post was an act of self-sabotage for the US postal system in “an apparent attempt to disenfranchise color voters,” many of whom were planning to use postal ballot papers for the November election.
AACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said at the time: “This deliberate and overt attempt to hamper the postal system in the midst of a pandemic and on the brink of a crucial election is a direct threat to this nation’s right to vote in fair and free elections.”
In her letter to Biden, Duckworth said it would take significant work to restore confidence in the USPS.
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