Republican leaders are demanding that top Democrats stop promoting what they called “conspiracy theories” about the ability of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to deliver election mail for the 2020 election, which they say has caused leaders of USPS to be harassed at their homes.
House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), along with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Chairwoman of the Oversight and Reform Committee Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday urging them to “immediately stop promoting irresponsible and baseless conspiracy theories” about the USPS.
“Personal information of USPS leadership was recently posted online by malicious actors, allowing protestors to approach and harass them at their homes,” the GOP members wrote.
“This behavior is directly motivated by the fabricated attacks on the USPS that you have spearheaded and is now unnecessarily endangering the safety of hard-working public servants,” they continued.
In their letter, McCarthy, Scalise, and Comer refuted the “unfounded theories” that they said are being hyped by the Democrats, including that “USPS does not have adequate funding and will be insolvent before the November election, that USPS is removing mailboxes to prevent citizens from voting by mail, and that the USPS lacks the infrastructure to deliver mail-in ballots to and from voters.”
The Postmaster General Louis DeJoy came under fire from Democrats for implementing changes to USPS operations amid election concerns.
“As you know, none of these claims have any basis in fact,” they wrote. “Once again, Democrats have manufactured a crisis to undermine President Trump at the expense of America’s institutions.”
In their letter to Democrats, the Republicans referre….