Pelosi Reveals Continued Corruption Of Postmaster General Despite Promises

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) revealed on Wednesday afternoon that she’d spoken with the controversial Trump-allied Postmaster General Louis DeJoy earlier in the day — and apparently, DeJoy revealed to Pelosi that despite his claim of a pause to the operations changes that have recently been slowing down the mail, he has no apparent intention of reversing the changes that have already taken place. Developments have included the reported removal of mail-sorting machines, whose absence drastically reduces the ability of Postal Service facilities to effectively process mail, which is even more critical as the general election approaches.

Election-related mail isn’t the only thing critically affected by a slowdown in mail service — plenty of folks even receive crucial medications via the mail. Yet, according to Pelosi, DeJoy does not seem to be taking the situation all that seriously.

She said:

‘The Postmaster General’s alleged pause is wholly insufficient and does not reverse damage already wreaked.  The Postmaster General frankly admitted that he had no intention of replacing the sorting machines, blue mailboxes and other key mail infrastructure that have been removed and that plans for adequate overtime, which is critical for the timely delivery of mail, are not in the works.  All of these changes directly jeopardize the election and disproportionately threaten to disenfranchise voters in communities of color.’

She also referenced the issues with people getting their medication, sharing that Democrats “are highly concerned that the slowdown of the delivery of medicines to veterans is not being sufficiently addressed.”

To try and address the crisis, the House will soon vote on the Delivering for America Act, which a fact sheet from the Speaker’s office explains “would prohibit the Postal Service from implementing or approving any changes to the operations or service levels [that were] in effect on January 1, 2020, that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient service.” That legislation was also slated to be amended to include the $25 billion in emergency financial assistance for the Postal Service that the agency’s board of governors — all of whom were appointed by President Trump himself — have said is necessary. Meanwhile, DeJoy is also scheduled to testify before the House Oversight Committee on Monday.

Check out Twitter’s response to Pelosi’s Wednesday statement below:

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