Congressman Langevin calling on USPS Postmaster General to resign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Congressman Langevin is calling on the Postmaster General to resign.

Langevin has accused him of slowing down the mail system to help President Trump win reelection in November.

High speed mail sorting machines and mailboxes are being removed and overtime has been cut for mail carriers throughout the nation.

“The post master general has been way out of line and the actions he’s taken to undermine the effective operations of the postal service.” Said, Langevin.

Representative Langevin has co-sponsored a bill that would help the debt-plagued mail service and stop any cutbacks for the rest of the year.

“We are calling also for hearings and for the post master general to be brought before congress to answer to the American people.”

The Congressman and other democrats are accusing Postmaster General Louis Dejoy of making mail system changes that would ultimately help President Donald Trump, who opposes mail-in ballots.

“He’s a political appointee who is serving the president. He is not serving the postal service. He certainly isn’t serving the American people.” Langevin said.

Tuesday afternoon, President Trump tweeted that the cuts were made to save taxpayers billions of dollars. And his tweet comes after the postal service has warned that mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted in 46 states, not including Rhode Island.

“This goes beyond ballots. It’s also about people getting mail on time, their packages on time, their medications on time.”

The house will be voting on this matter over the upcoming weekend. The bill has one republican supporter.

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