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Louis DeJoy must resign

During the Trump administration, it often felt like our country's politics were back in the 19th century – with so much blatant and open corruption. Taxpayer dollars were lavished on unnecessary luxuries, foreign officials organized expensive stays at the President's own hotels to curry favor with him, and prominent political donors were rewarded with patronage positions for which they had no qualifications.

The appointment of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy – who had zero qualifications to lead the U.S. Postal Service, but certainly was a top Trump donor – was a product of this pay-for-play environment, and American families and small businesses have been dealing with the fallout ever since.

DeJoy became a household name in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election as he deliberately tried to sabotage the USPS and slow down mail-in ballot collection and processing, in the hopes it would award Trump another victory.

However, it wasn't just ballots that were affected. Every day, the USPS delivers essentials like medications for millions of people across the country, especially seniors and folks living in rural areas. Now, these services are beginning to be impacted by DeJoy's schemes to consolidate the USPS and cut down on staff and processing facilities.

The math is simple: fewer processing facilities and postal workers makes for slower mail and worse service.

DeJoy has made it clear his top priority as head of USPS is maximizing profits, not serving the American people.

The results, predictably, have been disastrous. Since 2020, USPS has delivered 12 billion fewer pieces of mail, bringing volume to its lowest level in 40 years. And while Americans continue to wait longer for essential deliveries, the USPS continues to post losses worth billions of dollars. DeJoy's plan has managed to be a failure by every conceivable metric that he set for it.

The simple truth of the matter is that Louis DeJoy has shown at every opportunity that he is unfit and unqualified to run the United States Postal Service. If left unchecked, his plans could see the destruction of one of our country's oldest and most important institutions.

For the good of our country and for the USPS, Louis DeJoy must resign.

I will continue to speak out on this critical issue to ensure that our federal agencies deliver the services the American people expect and deserve. And if that means leadership must change at them, then so be it.

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Posted on May 13, 2024.

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