John Cornyn says allegations against Trump's postmaster general are 'potentially a criminal offense'
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a Senate hearing. (Screenshot/

On Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, told reporters that the campaign finance allegations against new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are "potentially a criminal offense."

Cornyn added, however, that he doesn't think Congress has substantial jurisdiction over the matter and that "the appropriate authorities need to look at it."

DeJoy, a former logistics executive and Republican megadonor, has been accused by former employees of paying people at his company to donate to Republican politicians — which would be a crime both under federal and North Carolina state law.