Don’t pop the champagne just yet. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has indicated that he will suspend his dismantling operation . . . for now. According to Politico;
In his statement, DeJoy asserted that “mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain where they are” and that “overtime has, and will continue to be, approved as needed.” DeJoy’s statement does not address whether changes that have already been made — like removed equipment or changes in operational practices — would be rolled back.
Exactly. DeJoy may not be chastised so much as completely satisfied. He may well know that the harm he has already exacted will be enough to destroy the United States Postal Service, thereby paving the way for privatization which will directly benefit his personal business interests.
DeJoy is scheduled for a back rub and massage on Friday when he appears before the Republican-led Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (Our ace in the hole? Kamala!)
Then on Monday, August 24, it’s on to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform starring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and California phenom Katie Porter. Should be interesting.
And FINALLY, a possible sighting of the elusive Testes democratis:
A number of Democrats have called on him [DeJoy] to resign, and moderate House member Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), even said that he wanted DeJoy, a major Republican Party fundraiser, arrested by the House sergeant at arms if he didn’t agree to testify.
My new hero! Show ’em how it’s done in Tennessee, Representative Cooper.
(In related news: The Rhode Island congressional delegation has issued a strongly worded letter.)