The signs are growing Louis DeJoy’s days are numbered as Postmaster General as President Biden will replace two of his allies on USPS Governing Board.
The Washington Post reported:
President Biden on Friday announced plans to nominate two former federal officials to the U.S. Postal Service’s governing board, replacing key allies of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, including its Democratic chairman.
The move was a surprise to postal officials and even members of Congress, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, and casts doubt on DeJoy’s future at the agency. It potentially gives liberals on the panel two crucial votes to oust the postal chief, who can be removed only by the board. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak freely about private discussions.
Biden’s Surprise Move Was The Next Step In Getting Rid Of DeJoy
President Biden can’t directly fire Louis DeJoy because of the structure of USPS governance, but he can remove DeJoy’s allies and replace them with people who want the Postmaster General gone.
Louis DeJoy has done a tremendous amount of damage to the Postal Service in his effort to kill public mail delivery and turn it over to private corporations.
Getting rid of DeJoy is not enough. The Democratic congressional majority must also send a bill to the President’s desk that undoes the damage caused by the Republican passed congressional mandate that USPS must pre-fund retirement benefits.
The Postal Service is vital to America, and it can only be saved by first firing Louis DeJoy, and then passing legislation to fix the damage that has been done.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a 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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