The last president was especially creative in his attempts to steal the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump’s criminal mind was like Hydra, a snake-like monster out of Greek mythology with a particularly nasty trait. It had many heads. If you cut off one of them, two grew back in its place.
Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) tweeted a request that the new President Joe Biden fire Donald Trump’s Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. After all, DeJoy not only removed but dismantled the rapid-sorting machines and hauled off truckloads of the familiar blue USPS (United States Postal Service) mailboxes. Pascrell wrote:
‘Today I am calling on President Biden to fire the entire PostalJBoard of Governors for their silence and complicity in trump and Dejoy’s attempts to subvert the election and destroy the Post Office.’
The Washington Post reported at the time that the plan was to:
‘Decommission 671 of the massive machines, about 10 percent of its inventory, and capable of sorting 21.4 million pieces of paper mail per hour. The Postal Service, by comparison, processes as much as 500 million items each day.’
Pascrell also sent a letter along with his tweet. As a strong Trump critic, he pointed out to Biden that the Postal Service’s Board of Governors “sat silent” during Trump’s guy’s “efforts to dismantle mail sorting machines, cut overtime, restrict deliveries, and remove mailboxes:”
‘The board members’ refusal to oppose the worst destruction ever inflicted on the Postal Service was a betrayal of their duties and unquestionably constitutes good cause for their removal.’
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was questioned about the issue, but responded on YouTube:
‘I’m not sure I have an answer for you.’
Last October, Pascrell asked New Jersey’s attorney general to investigate Trump’s and the postmaster general’s efforts to “interfere in the 2020 election.” He responded:
‘We do not have much time to prepare and our state, like others, will rely absolutely on the USPS’s efficiency. Amid this ongoing pandemic, the USPS will be the electoral heart and engine of New Jersey’s and America’s electoral machinery.’
A board chooses the postmaster general. There are nine seats on the board. Three of them have remained vacant, because the previous president could not have appointed them. They can fire DeJoy.
ABC News reported that President Biden has some options:
‘Biden can fire board members “for cause” under federal law, but industry and congressional sources cited say “quick executive action” from the president-elect on the USPS board likely won’t happen, given his other major priorities.’
A third of the board is Democratic. Now that the Democrats have the Senate and the House, Biden could fire board members, and unlike former President Obama, the Senate would most likely confirm his replacements.
USPS spokesperson David Partenheimer released a statement to The Forbes magazine that read:
‘The U.S. Postal Service will welcome all qualified members to the board—a decision reserved for the President and the Senate, who are tasked with nominating and confirming board members.’
Forbes reported that DeJoy’s changes were controversial, but he denied any wrongdoing:
‘Democratic critics accused the Trump ally of attempting to sabotage the election by stymying mail-in voting. DeJoy’s controversial changes were largely reversed amid the barrage of criticism, as a series of lawsuits aimed at the postmaster general’s overhauls and their effect on the election resulted in injunctions forcing the changes.’
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