Breitbart reported Saturday that Democrat Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had called on the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors to either fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy or resign themselves in disgrace.
The call from Warren comes amid a heated battle in Washington over the future of the USPS, which Democrats say the Trump administration is actively seeking to sabotage ahead of November’s election. President Donald Trump, for his part, has defended his postmaster general, even as he expresses concern over the potential for fraud brought on by widespread mail-in voting that Dems say is necessary amid COVID-19.
“The [USPS] Board of Governors has a responsibility to serve the public interest. That means delivering the mail on time — not acting as accomplices for the Postmaster General’s partisan sabotage,” Warren wrote in a tweet Friday, according to Breitbart.
The Democrat went on: “If the Board won’t fire Louis DeJoy and reverse the damage, they should resign too.”
“Capable and committed”
According to Breitbart, Warren’s comments came just hours after DeJoy testified Friday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
There, the postmaster general attempted to allay the concerns of Democrats like Warren and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who called members of the lower chamber back from their August recess to address concerns that Trump and DeJoy were implementing cutbacks at the USPS that could hurt the post office’s chances of smoothly delivering what Dems predict could be millions of mail-in ballots this November, the Associated Press reported.
“There has been no changes to any policies with regard to election mail,” DeJoy assured the senators on the committee, according to Breitbart. He said the USPS remains “fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail fully and on time.”
Those statements only bolster remarks made by the president himself earlier this month. “He’s a fantastic man; he wants to make the Post Office great again,” Trump said of DeJoy, according to the New York Post.
Saving the post office?
Of course, none of that will stop Dems like Warren and Pelosi from continuing their push to “save the Postal Service.”
“Americans should not have to choose between their health and their vote,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to colleagues earlier this month.
She didn’t mention, however, that even Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has said he sees “no reason” why Americans can’t cast their ballots in-person this fall, if precautionary measures are taken. “If you go and wear a mask, if you observe the physical distancing, and don’t have a crowded situation, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do that,” Fauci said in a recent interview with National Geographic.
Perhaps mail-in voting won’t be such a big issue this November, after all.