This is going to be a bloodbath.
Courtesy of Politico:
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to House Democrats’ request for him to testify next week about his controversial Postal Service changes that have raised hackles around the nation, according to two people familiar with the matter.
On Sunday, Democrats moved up a request for DeJoy to testify to Monday, Aug. 24, calling it an “urgent” matter. The Oversight and Reform Committee hearing is likely to be tense, with Democrats loudly objecting to changes that have slowed mail delivery in numerous parts of the country amid President Donald Trump’s calls to restrict the use of mail-in ballots for the November election.
A number of Democrats have called on him to resign, and moderate House member Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), even said that he wanted DeJoy, a major Republican Party fundraiser, arrested by the House sergeant at arms if he didn’t agree to testify.
“Over the past several weeks, there have been startling new revelations about the scope and gravity of operational changes you are implementing at hundreds of postal facilities without consulting adequately with Congress, the Postal Regulatory Commission, or the Board of Governors,” House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) wrote to DeJoy on Sunday, giving him a deadline of Monday to respond to the testimony invitation.
“Your testimony is particularly urgent given the troubling influx of reports of widespread delays at postal facilities across the country—as well as President Trump’s explicit admission last week that he has been blocking critical coronavirus funding for the Postal Service in order to impair mail-in voting efforts for the upcoming elections in November.”
I would like to commend DeJoy on his courage in entering this lion’s den, but honestly, the House Democrats were not giving him much of a choice.
They were going to subpoena his ass and then fine him if he ignored that subpoena.
Personally I am going to clear my calendar in order to watch as much of this hearing as I can.
I might have to skip breakfast however as some of the Dems appear ready to strip this guy to the bone.
I hope the Postmaster General comes prepared. I know I will. https://t.co/Lan1in5UmH
— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) August 17, 2020
Oh yeah, that would send a chill right up my spine if I were the one scheduled to appear before this committee.