Democratic New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell has sent a formal letter to President Joe Biden asking the President to fire the entire US Postal Service Board of Governors, the Congressman announced in a tweet.
Pascrell cited the Board’s complicity in authorizing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s directions to kneecap the operation of the Postal Service, particularly in his efforts to slow down deliveries during the 2020 election season.
Citing the USPS Inspector General’s report, Pascrell said, “As DeJoy’s efforts to dismantle mail sorting machines, cut overtime, restrict deliveries, and remove mail boxes slowed mail nationally, Donald Trump himself openly admitted that his administration was withholding funding for the Postal Service in order to make it harder to process mail-in ballots.”
The President does not have direct authority to fire the Postmaster General, who is appointed by the Board of Governors, but the President can dismiss the members of the Board as he sees fit. Five of the seven sitting board members are Republicans; two are Democrats; and there are three vacant positions. All the sitting members were appointed by Donald Trump.