Embattled Postmaster General warns of more mail slowdowns

Louis DeJoy apologized to the House Oversight Committee for slow mail delays last year but reaffirmed his intention to remain as the head of the USPS, telling one Democrat: “Get used to me.”
1:26 | 02/25/21

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Washington now where the postmaster general is under fire from congress and the white house. He's apologized for slow mail delivery last year but defying calling to step down. Rachel Scott has the latest. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. The head of the postal service, Louis dejoy, made it clear he is not going anywhere telling lawmakers, get used to me. Now he did try to explain some of those slowdowns with the mail delivery saying he was trying to correct these long-standing financial issues with the postal service so he cut back on costs and overtime but that did slow down the mail delivery during the holiday season right ahead of the election. You had Americans waiting for prescription drug, waiting for mail-in ballot, he did push back on accusations that he was trying to undermine mail-in voting but did apologize for those delays calling it unacceptable. His goal here, though, is to still cut down on costs so the changes he is suggesting would still slow down the mail and that is prompting new concern, George, right before tax season and possibly another round of stimulus checks. He says he's not going anywhere but he can be replaced. It's just a bit of a complicated Reporter: This is complicated. So Louis dejoy is a Republican donor. He cannot be removed by the president of the United States, but he can be removed by the board of governors and so right now Democrats are pushing the white house to take action and they're strategically trying to fill the vacancies on the board of governors. They are the ones that could remove dejoy. It could happen by the summer. Thanks very much.

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