Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro is calling on the House to subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to testify.
The Postmaster General should be subpoenaed to testify in front of Congress this week. If he refuses, he should be held in contempt of Congress.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 16, 2020
The House Oversight Committee has requested that DeJoy testifies on August 24, but House Democrats are holding a conference call on Monday to discuss Trump’s attack on the USPS along with the coronavirus relief bill.
Castro is correct in his assumption that DeJoy will likely try to dodge testifying. House Democrats have given him one day to agree to the schedule. If DeJoy refuses to testify, he must be subpoenaed. If he ignores the subpoena, he must be held in contempt of Congress.
Democrats have to ready to act quickly. They have an opportunity to stop Trump, but in order to do so, House Democrats must apply maximum public pressure to him. Trump is trying to hold the USPS hostage to get what he wants out of the pandemic stimulus bill and stop mail-in voting.
Trump will try to obstruct the investigation. Democrats have seen this playbook before, so they have to be ready to take decisive action to save the Postal Service.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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