The Democrats with the help of the corrupt media are pushing a completely baseless conspiracy theory that President Trump is trying to steal the 2020 election using the post office.
Facing Democrat and media outcry, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is testifying Friday morning about alleged “disruptions in mail delivery” as a Senate committee digs into changes in postal operations. President Trump praises the new head of the Postal Service, but Democrats warn DeJoy’s cost-cutting initiatives since arriving in June are causing an upheaval that threatens the election. The same Democrats that are pushing for a mail-in election, they say, because of the coronavirus.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, gavelled open the session dismissing the false political narrative that DeJoy is trying to “sabotage” the election.
“It is Postmaster DeJoy’s commendable attempt to reduce those excess costs that are now being cynically used to create this false political narrative,” the Wisconsin senator will say, according to prepared remarks.
DeJoy says the Postal Service is "fully capable and committed" to delivering election mail on time: "This sacred duty is my number one priority between now and Election Day" https://t.co/uPUUHHmHGW pic.twitter.com/ykprv2u0j1
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 21, 2020
DeJoy said Friday he had “no idea” blue mailboxes and sorting machines were being removed until a public uproar nationwide. “I was made aware when everyone else was made aware,” DeJoy testified.
Republicans are opposed to mail-in elections and site the recent NY election that was a complete mess. They also say it creates a possibility for fraud. It certainly opens the door for fraud because the voter doesn’t have to prove their identity as they do on an absentee ballot. If a voter wants to mail in a vote then they can vote by absentee. Yes, there is a compromise but Democrats are trying to stir the political pot.
Activists have been harassing the new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who is a Trump donor, but he does have a long career in logistics and operations, which is the key area of expertise needed for managing the expansive, complex network of our mailing system. The Postmaster General is chosen by the Board of Governors at the USPS, so this was not President Trump’s choice alone:
“The Governors reviewed the records of more than two hundred candidates for the position before narrowing the list to more than fifty candidates to undergo substantial vetting. Subsequently, the Governors interviewed more than a dozen candidates in first-round interviews and invited seven candidates for follow-up interviews. A narrow list of finalists then underwent a final vetting process before the Governors made their decision.”
The truth is that the USPS has been in terrible financial shape for years and it is consistently losing money. Democrats want to bail out the post office but Republicans want much-needed reform.
Meanwhile, the Left continues to twist DeJoy’s testimony:
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 21, 2020
The Treasury Department has offered the USPS a $10 billion loan. That loan does come with some strings attached for reforms, but it’s not needed for immediate operation. The USPS is in debt for $69 billion, as previously reported by 100% FED Up.
President Trump did say he opposes the bailout of the USPS and cited his opposition to mail-in voting. This has been used to suggest he is using the USPS to undermine the election. However, there is no immediate funding issue that would hinder the USPS from supporting the election.