Attorneys general in nearly two dozen states want to know what postmaster general Louis DeJoy is up to with his plan to make mail service "permanently slower."
Experts on postal service describe the new policies as "disastrous" and will make delivery slower than 50 years ago, and attorneys general from 19 states and the District of Columbia filed an administrative complaint to block DeJoy's decade-long budget-cutting plan, reported MSNBC.
"It was six months ago when DeJoy unveiled his 'strategic plan' for the future of the Postal Service, and it was not well received," wrote MSNBC's Steve Benen. "The Republican donor, chosen for the job by Donald Trump despite his lack of postal experience, presented a blueprint that included, among other things, higher rates, slower services, and reduced post office hours."
The moves are highly unpopular and the Postal Regulatory Commission, which oversees the U.S. Postal Service, questioned the core assumptions of DeJoy's plan -- but President Joe Biden seems stuck with the Donald Trump nominee, who's also facing an FBI investigation into an alleged campaign-finance scandal, that he cannot fire.
"The governing board of the U.S. Postal Service can remove DeJoy, and the confirmation of Biden's nominees to the board increased the odds that it might take such a step," Benen wrote, "but for now, there's little to suggest his job is in serious jeopardy."