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Sun Aug 9, 2020, 05:01 PM

Sen. Warren Leads Demand For IG Probe; Accuses Trump, Postmaster Gen. of 'Sabotaging' Postal Service

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'Leading Demand for IG Probe, Warren Accuses Trump & New Postmaster General of 'Sabotaging' Postal Service.' By Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams, Aug. 7, 2020.

- "They are delaying Social Security checks and other mail and potentially disenfranchising millions of voters." -

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other top Democrats on Friday demanded that the U.S. Postal Service inspector general launch an investigation into recent operational changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that threaten the timely delivery of mail-in ballots and "the well-being of millions of Americans."
The call for a probe comes after DeJoy, a major Republican donor to President Donald Trump and a former logistics executive, confirmed in a memo (pdf) Friday that he is pressing ahead with an overhaul of the "organizational structure" of USPS with less than 100 days to go before the November elections.



- Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General departs from a mtg. in the Capitol, Aug. 5, 2020. (C. Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Getty).

"The USPS Inspector General should investigate Trump megadonor Louis DeJoy's bad decisions and personal conflicts of interest."- Sen. Elizabeth Warren; In their letter (pdf) to Inspector General Tammy Whitcomb, the Democratic lawmakers wrote that "given the ongoing concerns about the adverse impacts of Trump administration policies on the quality and efficiency of the Postal Service, we ask that you conduct an audit of all operational changes put in place by Mr. DeJoy and other Trump administration officials in 2020."

As Common Dreams reported last week, mail carriers have raised alarm over new policies barring overtime and prohibiting workers from sorting mail ahead of their morning deliveries, warning that the changes could be intended to pave the way for privatization. The policies have already resulted in major mail backlogs across the nation, from PA to MI to NY. The "slower and less reliable mail delivery" caused by DeJoy's policies, the lawmakers warned, endangers "the well-being of millions of Americans that rely on the Postal Service for delivery of Social Security checks, prescriptions, and everyday mail of all kinds."

The lawmakers also urged the inspector general to investigate DeJoy's potential conflicts of interest. As the Washington Post reported, DeJoy and his wife's "holdings include between $30.1 million and $75.3 million in assets in USPS competitors or contractors." In addition to Warren, the letter was signed by House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.)...

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Reply Sen. Warren Leads Demand For IG Probe; Accuses Trump, Postmaster Gen. of 'Sabotaging' Postal Service (Original post)
appalachiablue Aug 9 OP
Karadeniz Aug 9 #1
appalachiablue Aug 9 #6
msongs Aug 9 #2
appalachiablue Aug 9 #7
HariSeldon Aug 9 #8
Kali Aug 10 #10
Thekaspervote Aug 9 #3
appalachiablue Aug 9 #4
appalachiablue Aug 9 #5
Nitram Aug 9 #9
appalachiablue Aug 10 #11
dalton99a Aug 10 #12
appalachiablue Aug 10 #13

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 05:13 PM

1. Good! Thanks, Sen. Warren!❤

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 05:36 PM

6. Warren is on it, the best

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 05:15 PM

2. lots of overtime indicates understaffing...need to hire more people nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 05:37 PM

7. Good point, but they must cost cut to damage their own agency

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 09:24 PM

8. But then bites again the GOP poison pill

More full time workers means more retirements the USPS has to fund for 75 years out. Thanks again, Republicans

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Response to HariSeldon (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:06 AM

10. welcome to DU, Professor

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 05:31 PM

3. Go senator Warren!! Thank you

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 05:35 PM

4. Yes indeed, don't get on Sen. Warren's bad side!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Aug 9, 2020, 09:51 PM

9. Senator Warren will remain a face to be reckoned with for many years to come.

Thank goodness she's one of us!

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Response to Nitram (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 11:58 AM

11. We're so fortunate to have this exceptional fighter for democracy

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 12:01 PM

12. Louis DeJoy is Trump's handpicked saboteur

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 01:17 PM

13. Looks the part too, sorry to say. Like a character out

of the Medici, Borgia, Ren. Italy and assassins.


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