USPS' DeJoy to Congress: 'Get used to me'

Source: Politico | February 24, 2021 | Nick Niedzwiadek

The postmaster general has faced intense criticism amid mail delays but said he has no plans to leave.

Louis DeJoy, the embattled postmaster general, said on Wednesday he is not going anywhere as he faces withering criticism of his leadership of the U.S. Postal Service and calls for President Joe Biden to move to oust him.

Testifying at a House Oversight and Reform Committee meeting, DeJoy said he intended to be around “a long time.”

“Get used to me,” he said.

However, DeJoy’s resolve may be put to the test soon, as Biden nominated three people — Ron Stroman, Anton Hajjar and Amber McReynolds — to fill open seats on the board that determines the postmaster‘s fate, the White House announced on Wednesday afternoon. If confirmed, Democratic appointees would have a majority of the USPS Board of Governors’ nine-seat panel, potentially giving them the opportunity to get rid of DeJoy.

Stroman is a recently retired former deputy postmaster general, Hajjar is the former general counsel for the American Postal Workers Union, and McReynolds is chief operating officer at the nonprofit Vote at Home Institute.

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