On CNN Monday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) laid into Louis DeJoy, the controversial GOP megadonor just appointed to serve as President Donald Trump’s postmaster general amid fears he will try to sabotage the Postal Service for personal gain or to block mail-in votes.
“There is talk, Senator, of the Post Office being told to cut back on deliveries or change the way they operate,” said anchor John Berman. “This in the middle of the pandemic. This with an election 90 some days away. What does that say to you?”
“Mr. DeJoy does not want to work with us or understand the lifeline that a post office is, all across America, especially in rural America,” said Manchin, a conservative Democrat who represents a number of rural mining communities. “We had letters go out to post offices in West Virginia last week that they were going to be closed. There was postings up and then I got involved and sent a letter immediately and they took those down. You cannot close a post office — no way, shape or form — in this pandemic … It’s a lifeline, a lifeline for America and a lifeline for health care. I see people get their medicines, their information, checks, everything. They’re not connected to the 21st century of internet. They’re relying on the postal office. We’ll protect that, and I think we have bipartisan support. Everyone is speaking out up on this.”
“Do you see some intentionality there, because people are saying that maybe the president doesn’t want the Post Office to handle the ballots?” asked Berman.
“I don’t believe in conspiracy theories at all,” said Manchin. “The facts are we’re not getting the support for the postal services. The indications were to close, West Virginia got indication of closures … I know directly they want to close some post offices and we’re going to prevent that from happening.”
‘Apocalyptic’: Epidemiologists warn CNN that America is headed for a ‘very grim’ COVID-19 fall
Two top epidemiologists on Monday warned that the United States is headed for what one described as an "apocalyptic fall" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During an appearance on CNN, Dr. Peter Hotez, the co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, pointed to surging COVID-19 cases in several European countries and recent spikes in cases in the United States to project that the pandemic is taking a very deadly turn for the worse.
Canadian woman behind the poison sent to Trump
A letter was intercepted containing the poison ricin when it was on the way to President Donald Trump. Now some facts about the person who sent it are being known.
CNN.com reported Sunday that it was a woman from Canada who was also trying to cross into New York state from Canada, law enforcement explained.
She was also carrying a gun and was arrested by law enforcement. She's expected to face charges in Washington, DC, the report said.
Trump's approval globally has dropped significantly over his term in office, and he's taken the opinion of the U.S. along with him.
‘This is for the people to decide’: Jaw-dropping CNN supercut lays bare the GOP’s stunning hypocrisy on SCOTUS
As the battle over replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — who died Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer — takes shape in Washington, D.C., Republican senators who previously refused to hold a vote on former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick are now having their words thrown in their faces.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Saturday played a devastating supercut that features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explaining why they would not vote on Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.