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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Monday Evening Owls: Democrats push Biden to oust Louis DeJoy to finish his wrecking of Postal Service

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Whereas DeJoy was pressured to briefly droop a few of his operational modifications final 12 months within the face of a nationwide uproar and quite a few courtroom injunctions, the postmaster normal now seems intent on transferring ahead along with his plan to cripple the company—a plan that has Democratic lawmakers and postal employees clamoring for motion from the Biden administration.

As a result of Biden is prohibited by statute from firing DeJoy immediately, congressional Democrats are urging the president to terminate each sitting postal governor—together with those that publicly cheered on the postmaster normal’s modifications as they produced main bundle backlogs nationwide and slowed delivery of prescription medicines and mail-in ballots—and substitute them with officers prepared to take away the postmaster normal and shield the company. […]

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“If anybody can say ‘return,’ it is Native People. My Pueblo ancestors, regardless of being focused at each juncture – regardless of going through famine and drought – nonetheless inhabit this nation in the present day. However indigenous individuals aren’t asking anybody to return to the place they got here from.” ~~Deb Haaland (2019)


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On this date at Every day Kos in 2019—John Dingell’s closing plea to Home on Trump administration: ‘Haul their asses as much as Capitol Hill’:

Rep. John Dingell, the longtime dean of the Home of Representatives and the longest-serving member of the legislative chamber, ever handed away on Thursday at age 92. To the very finish, Dingell was passionately loyal to the establishment he served for therefore lengthy and to the Structure which enshrined it.

The Washington Submit recalls Dingell’s closing directions to his former colleagues and to the brand new Democratic majority, written in his memoir printed in December titled The Dean: The Finest Seat within the Home.

Dingell despised Trump, as everybody who adopted his Twitter account is aware of, and feared the harm he was inflicting the nation. He wrote that Trump is “a transparent and current hazard to the US of America,” and blasted former Speaker Paul Ryan and his management for “ignoring its constitutional accountability to verify the manager’s authority.” If that wasn’t clear sufficient: “I am informed by my younger mates that while you write one thing in all capital letters, you are yelling. So, let me shout this out: WE HAVE ABDICATED OUR CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES IN THE UNITED STATES! Perceive this: I am not saying this as a partisan. I am speaking about anyone in any administration, Republican or Democrat, who thinks they’re above the regulation.”

In that vein, he had recommendation for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the brand new majority: “If we actually wish to make America nice once more, we have to begin by hauling their asses as much as Capitol Hill in entrance of actually bipartisan oversight committees and make them swear to inform the reality beneath penalty of perjury. […] Consider me, it really works. I’ve seen the moist spots on the chairs after they’ve completed testifying.” 

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