‘More Misinformation for the American Public’: Postmaster General Calls Congressman’s Accusations ‘Outrageous’

by Thomas Catenacci


Postmaster General Louis DeJoy sparred with Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts over recent U.S. Postal Service policy changes at a congressional hearing Monday.

DeJoy, who appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, called Lynch’s accusations “outrageous” after the congressman blamed DeJoy for reported slow downs in mail delivery. Lynch had also said recent changes to postal service policy were unprecedented and “embarrassing.”

“After 240 years of patriotic service delivering the mail, how can one person screw this up in just a few weeks?” Lynch said. “I understand you bring private sector expertise. I guess we couldn’t find a government worker who could screw it up this fast.”

Lynch also expressed outrage that the postal service is unprepared for the upcoming election. He said there were only two possibilities: DeJoy is either incompetent or malicious.

“We can only reach two conclusions. One, either through gross incompetence, you have ended the 240 year history of delivering the mail reliably, on time,” Lynch said. “The second conclusion we can gather is that you are doing this on purpose. And that you are deliberately dismantling this once proud tradition.”

After his time expired, Lynch said, “What the heck are you doing?”

DeJoy acknowledged the postal service’s history of reliable mail delivery and said he was proud to lead the agency. But, he called Lynch’s accusations “outrageous.”

“Every accusation you made, other than adhering to the truck schedule, is inaccurate and more misinformation for the American public,” DeJoy said.

DeJoy also said he wouldn’t replace letter sorting machines, which were removed from some post offices in recent months.

After facing criticism over internal changes, the postal service suspended further policy changes, DeJoy announced in an Aug. 18 statement.

The House of Representatives passed legislation Saturday that would reverse the policy changes and give the postal service emergency funding, CNBC reported. Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the House back into session over the weekend to pass the bill.

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Thomas Catenacci is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.









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2 Thoughts to “‘More Misinformation for the American Public’: Postmaster General Calls Congressman’s Accusations ‘Outrageous’”

  1. Deplorable Bay Stater

    ” the people fussing the most about “stolen elections” and “disenfranchisement” may be the ones more guilty…”
    You are 100% correct! This is a tried-and-true tactic of the Marxist/Socialist left, going all the way back to Karl Marx himself: if you’re doing something shady (or worse), shift the attention away from yourself by accusing your opponent of doing the very thing that you are doing. It’s worked very well for almost 150 years, so why change.

    Unfortunately for the Marxists/Socialists, some conservatives, and the public in general, seem to be wising up to what’s going on, so this tactic may be nearing the end of its useful life. We can only hope…

  2. M. Flatt

    If you think the USPS delivers “reliably and on-time”, you don’t regularly talk with people that rely on the USPS to deliver their products to customers. On the other hand, the majority of the mail does go through, but it is going through slower. This was a “dog and pony show” so that the Democrats could say they “tried” to fix this situation but the God (Bless America) Republicans are doing what they can to disenfranchise voters.

    Enough! I am sick and tired of the “don’t let a crisis go to waste” attitude of one side of the aisle. The election process is not broken, and it most certainly doesn’t need to be fixed! It seems to me the people fussing the most about “stolen elections” and “disenfranchisement” may be the ones more guilty, hence the “suspicion.”