Former USPS Board Leader To Privately Meet With House Dems Amid Crisis At Agency

David Williams, Inspector General of the US Postal Service, testifies before the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee on August 6, 2009. (TIM... David Williams, Inspector General of the US Postal Service, testifies before the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee on August 6, 2009. (TIM SLOAN/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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David Williams, who served as the vice chairman of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors until the end of April, will reportedly meet privately with the House Progressive Caucus this week amid backlash over Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s shake-ups at the agency.

The briefing, which was arranged by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), will be held on Thursday, according to NBC News.

An unnamed Democratic staffer told NBC News that Williams was “very concerned about the politicization of the postal service” when he resigned on April 30, shortly before DeJoy, one of Trump’s campaign donors, was elevated to postmaster general.

“He was someone we looked to to stand up and protect the postal service,” the aide said of Williams, who had also served as inspector general at the USPS prior to his tenure on the agency’s board of governors.

Democratic lawmakers have been fighting against DeJoy’s changes at the USPS, which postal workers say have hamstrung the agency’s operations and caused delays. Democrats accuse DeJoy of doing Trump’s bidding by compromising the USPS’ ability to handle mail-in voting, which the President has repeatedly attacked on the false premise that voting by mail leads to election fraud.

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  1. DeJoy better lawyer up.

  2. Avatar for msm msm says:

    This is good. Getting the inside information with a frank and accurate accounting of what went on, and without the enablers grilling him, is a perfect way to proceed.

  3. Avatar for Akimbo Akimbo says:

    It will be interesting to see how the information is handled. Leak it to influence DeJoy’s testimony to the Senate on Friday or wait until DeJoy lies his ass off and then throw the information at him.

    Tough call.

    Ron Johnson and his gop friends may be spinning this on Friday (Rand Paul, Rick Scott, Josh Hawley, Lankford) but Romney may not. I’ll be watching Portman to see whether his spine will allow him to stand upright.

    Peters, Harris and the Dems better be studying like Katie Porter would and not grandstand.

  4. I would have a robust use of professional litigators.

    The public knows which side the Dems are on. Keep grandstanding at a minimum. It’s like Miles Davis once said to Trane:

    You don’t have to play EVERYTHING!

  5. Avatar for Akimbo Akimbo says:

    I agree on the litigators doing the questioning. Can Ron Johnson stop that?

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