Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is suggesting Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General for the United States Postal Service (USPS), is not suitable for the position he holds.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked Pelosi if DeJoy is qualified to be Postmaster General.
“No I think he’s absolutely the wrong person for the job,” Pelosi said.
She added, “I think there has to be some scrutiny as to how he was chosen and I think it has a lot to do with Secretary Mnuchin who wanted to weigh in on how the post office is run in a way that was inappropriate for the Secretary of the Treasury to do.”
Check out her remarks below:
According to Pelosi, there is one way DeJoy could qualify for the job.
“If the qualification is that you’re a mega-donor to Donald Trump and chair his inaugural committee if that’s the criteria then yeah he qualifies,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi argued DeJoy does not recognize the Postal Service as an “all American service to the American people.”
“This is as American as apple pie, motherhood, baseball, you name it, except when it comes to these guys who want to privatize it, make a profit off of it,” Pelosi said.
She continued, “That’s all they really know is show me the money for them, not show me the service for the American people.”
After receiving criticism for abrupt operational changes to the Postal Service, DeJoy issued a statement announcing he would be placing them on hold until after the general election, as IJR previously reported.
Despite growing fears Americans will not receive mail-in ballots on time, DeJoy reassured lawmakers on Friday the Postal Service would deliver ballots “securely and on time” in the upcoming presidential election, as IJR previously reported.
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