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Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson). (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Pascrell wants Biden to oust USPS board, fire DeJoy

By David Wildstein, February 24 2021 2:16 pm

Rep. Bill Pascrell wants U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the entire postal service Board of Governors – all appointed by former President Donald Trump — gone after reports that they want to end two-day delivery of first-class local mail.

“I have heard enough from Mr. DeJoy. Tens of millions of Americans don’t need to hear anything more from Mr. DeJoy except news of his removal, along with the entire Board of Governors,” said Pascrell, who asked Joe Biden to fire everyone last month.

Stimulus checks, bill payments, and medications are among the things being held up by the post office, Pascrell said.  The U.S. Postal Service has acknowledged that just 38% of mail was delivered on time in 2020.

DeJoy, the first political appointment to the top post office post since the early 1970s, became a lightning rod during the 2020 presidential election.

The entire house needs to be cleaned at the top,” Pascrell said.  “With new leadership, we can work with President Biden to begin the hard work of rebuilding Americans’ Post Office for the next century.”

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