Pelosi celebrates walkback of Postal Service changes: They felt the heat
The speaker maintained that the House would continue with plans to vote Saturday on a $25 billion bill to boost funding and stop organizational changes at the Postal Service.
“Yeah, we want to roll them back. You know, he calls them reforms. Reforms! Reforms for what?” Pelosi said, referring to DeJoy. “I think it’s really important for the American people to know this: When they talk about the Postal Service, they say ‘Oh, they’re losing money, we have to make this, this and this.’ That’s not the point. It’s not a business. It’s a service.”
The Postal Service has emerged as a surprising flashpoint in recent weeks amid fears that it might struggle to handle the expected surge in volume around Election Day as Americans cast absentee ballots in order to avoid contracting Covid-19 at their polling place. Those fears had been compounded by reforms instituted by DeJoy that included shifting operational practices and taking sorting machines offline.
President Donald Trump, trailing in virtually all public polling ahead of November’s election, has railed against vote-by-mail plans, leveling unsubstantiated allegations that the practice will lead to widespread voter fraud. …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]