After DeJoy Testimony, Do Loeffler and Collins Still Believe Postal Service Issues Are “A Distraction” or “Made Up”?

August 21, 2020

DeJoy admitted to having “no intention” of restoring mail-sorting machines and did not consider impacts of “changes” on seniors and veterans

ATLANTA — After Postmaster General — and GOP mega-donor — Louis DeJoy admitted in a Senate hearing today that he did not consider the impact of service “changes” on veterans or seniors and that he had “no intention” of returning mail-sorting machines removed on his watch, Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins need to answer: Do they still believe that Postal Service issues are “a distraction” or “made up”?

Even before DeJoy’s testimony, Georgia families have already been suffering as a result of Postal Service slowdowns, with delays in the arrival of critical medications for veterans and seniors along with new threats to voting rights — none of which DeJoy apparently has any “intention” of fixing.

In fact, the Postal Service has already notified Georgia “that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted” during an election where “record numbers of voters are submitting their ballots through the mail.” And DeJoy’s boss President Trump admitted to “blocking postal funds to stop mail-in votes” in the upcoming election.

“President Trump’s hand-picked ‘loyalist’ Louis DeJoy admitted point-blank he had ‘no intention’ of returning mail-sorting machines, but Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins are still ignoring threats to the Postal Service,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Rather than working to fix service slowdowns, both Loeffler and Collins have wasted time dismissing growing issues that threaten the integrity of our elections and critical mail functions for millions of Americans.”


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