Here is the thing about Republican legislators. They are doing everything they can to destroy the U.S. system of government. They worship their god Donald Trump and/or their other god money. The GOP held firm against $2,000 to starving American families, saying $600 was plenty. The old Republican Party that Americans voted for is dead. Now, the GOP is on the hunt to destroy the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has planned to get rid of the two-day first-class mail and raise prices. The USPS was never meant to pay for itself or to make money.
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a true American hero who lost her legs and the use of one arm when her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down has had no trouble taking on the Republicans in Congress. She just tweeted a letter that she wrote to President Biden condemning the USPS’ Board of Governors, The Newsweek magazine wrote:
‘Since its founding, originating in our Constitution, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been a cornerstone institution of American communities. Unfortunately, as a result of recent and abject failure of leadership at the top of the USPS, it is in desperate need of repair in the public eye. It is for this reason that I urge you to act swiftly and replace every member of the current USPS Board of Governors.’
She tweeted that Postmaster General DeJoy was “a disaster” and that the entire Board of Governors must go:
‘DeJoy is a disaster. I’m asking President Biden to restore trust in @USPS— by sending every last member of its’ Board of Governors packing.’
The Illinois continued:
‘Doing so would restore accountability and credibility at this Board, and it would send a message to future leaders that silence in the face of a campaign of sabotage will not be tolerated. There should not be any toleration for their silence or complicity in overseeing these harmful policy changes that have also eroded the public trust in this agency.’
DeJoy released a statement trying to defend himself:
‘[This action is] critical to successfully fixing problems that are preventing the Postal Service from meeting the American people’s expectations for reliability, and resulting in billions of dollars of losses every year with no end in sight. This work is not only needed, it is long overdue.’
As soon as he was appointed, DeJoy moved to distract the USPS with nonsense rules and handicap the mail-in vote during the 2020 presidential election. Trump appointed this Board of Governors who should be overseeing DeJoy. They remained silent.
The new postmaster general began by dismantling the rapid-sorting machines and leaving them to rust. People saw flat-bed trucks hauling off all the local familiar blue mail drop boxes. In addition, Dejoy cut the post office hours and overtime pay.
It was grim and continues to worsen every day he remains in office.
Twitter world went crazy over Senator Duckworth’s tweet. Take a look at some of our favorites below:
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— moleek (@moleek22) February 14, 2021
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