After “Significant” Delays for Mailed Prescriptions, Do Loeffler and Collins Still Think USPS Slowdowns Are “A Distraction” or “Made Up”?

September 10, 2020

During a global pandemic, Trump’s USPS put on-time medication deliveries at risk as a result of slowdowns

ATLANTA — Today, a newly released Senate investigatory report revealed that Postmaster General — and GOP mega-donor — Louis DeJoy’s service “changes” have potentially produced “significant delivery delays for mail-order prescription drugs, putting the health of Americans in danger” — but both Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins have still refused to condemn these dangerous Postal Service slowdowns.

Instead, Loeffler and Collins have tried to distract from DeJoy’s reckless “changes” that threaten critical services from medication delivery to voting rights amid an ongoing pandemic, calling them “a distraction” or “made up.” Collins even said that DeJoy and the Postal Service were “doing a good job of getting post delivered to the people who need it” as Georgians suffer from delays.

And even after DeJoy admitted 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, Loeffler and Collins have still refused to do anything but slam a critical measure that would allow the Postal Service to do its job in the midst of these slowdowns and cutbacks.

“This devastating report shows that the Trump administration’s USPS service ‘changes’ have had a dangerous effect on millions of Americans — but both Senator Kelly Loeffler and Congressman Doug Collins are still refusing to hold the administration accountable for their actions,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead of trying to fix these issues to make sure Americans can get critical deliveries from their ballots to their prescriptions on-time, Loeffler and Collins continue to dismiss legitimate concerns and put politics over Georgians.”


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