According to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the real reason the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is slowing down, cutting back, and unable to handle the volume of mail in the system is because Barack Obama used to be president.
During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Meadows was asked about the massive cutbacks that have been instituted by President Donald Trump’s handpicked postmaster general, Louis DeJoy. He told host Jake Tapper:
“The funding in terms of stopping voting is not accurate. Louis DeJoy, the postmaster general, sent out a notice to the states that said, listen, if you’ve got a tight time frame, you may want to look at adjusting that because even the post office’s guaranteed two-day mail is not guaranteed to get there in two days. That’s not a problem under the Trump administration. That was a problem under the previous administration and under the previous postmaster general.”
What Meadows neglected to mention is that there’s a bill sitting in the U.S. Senate that would provide an additional $25 billion for the Postal Service, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refuses to bring it to the floor for a vote because the White House is opposed to the legislation. That’s not Obama’s fault. The blame lies squarely with the current president.
Meadows was also asked to provide evidence that voting by mail is rife with fraud by Tapper:
“But there’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud. “
Rather than respond, Meadows resorted to circular logic, responding:
“There’s no evidence that there’s not either. That’s the definition of fraud, Jake.”
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 16, 2020
Actually, the very definition of fraud can be found by looking no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and Donald J. Trump. He cheated to win in 2016 is trying to do the same thing so he can have a second term in office.
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