During his four year presidency, Donald Trump gave important jobs to many incompetent people. Louis DeJoy, who Trump made the Postmaster General, may have done the most damage. While most of Trump’s appointees have been fired, getting rid of DeJoy isn’t so easy.
The Postmaster General would have to be removed from his seat by the Board of Governors. And many who sit on the board were placed their by Trump. Today, Biden announced that he will be filling the 3 vacancies on the board in what looks like the first step towards replacing DeJoy.
The White House said in a statement, “Only the Board of Governors of the US Postal Service has the power to replace the Postmaster General. The President can, however, nominate governors to fill vacancies on the board pending Senate confirmation.”
The missive continued, “President Biden’s focus is on filling these vacancies, nominating officials who reflect his commitment to the workers of the US Postal Service — who can deliver on the post office’s vital universal service obligation.”
You can read the entire statement below:
Biden aims to fill the #USPS Board of Governors vacancies, "nominating officials who reflect his commitment to the workers of the US Postal Service – who deliver on the post office’s vital universal service obligation," a WH official tells me. Only the Board can replace DeJoy.See Also
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) February 8, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.