Trump hired Louis DeJoy as Postmaster General despite ZERO experience in the Postal Service, to sabotage mail voting and sabotage the postal service itself. Trump wanted to prevent mail ballots, overwhelmingly favored by Democrats, from being delivered on time, and DeJoy himself, who is heavily invested in delivery competitors, wanted to cripple the competition.
Now that the election is over, he is still openly — brazenly — expressing his desire to raise rates and slow mail service.
Can DeJoy be forced to return the missing collection boxes (and unlock those that were locked) and sorting machines?
Have the collection boxes and sorting machines already been destroyed?
Melted down and sold for scrap?
Biden does not have the power to directly fire the postmaster general. Like the Federal Reserve Chair, the United States Postal Service operates as an independent quasi-public/private entity. However Biden is poised to appoint three new members to the governing board, and THEY have the authority to fire DeJoy, so while Biden cannot pull the trigger directly, he might be in a position to do so indirectly.
May 31, 2017