Steve August 21, 2020


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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, under fire for his changes that have undermined the U.S. Postal Service ahead of the 2020 election, said Friday that there are no plans to reinstall mail-sorting machines that have recently been removed from service.

“There’s no intention to do that, they’re not needed, sir,” DeJoy said when asked by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., whether the machines removed under his watch would be brought back before the November presidential election.

The remarks came at a virtual hearing before the Republican-majority Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where DeJoy faced a grilling from Democrats who questioned his overhaul of the government agency.

DeJoy’s testimony comes a day after Speaker Pelosi revealed that DeJoy “admitted that he had no intention of replacing sorting machines” after initiating their removals.

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