The Postmaster general says he is halting some operational changes until after the November election. Democrats contended that the changes threatened mail-in voting, and some states planned to file lawsuits. (August 18)
STENY HOYER: To politicize and sabotage the Postal Service in order to suppress votes is dangerous. It is, however, apparently what the President of the United States wants to do. But now, it appears maybe their hand's been caught in the cookie jar, and they're taking it out and leaving the cookies in place. We're going to make sure that happens by passing legislation that I would presume, in light of this action, every Republican and every Democrat would support.
CHRIS VAN HOLLEN: They got caught red-handed. That's what happened here. They got caught red-handed. And so we just saw the statement of the postmaster general saying he doesn't plan to make any additional changes. OK, that's good. We need to watch that diligently. But they need to reverse the measures that they've already put in place.
MARK WARNER: This stink starts at the top. We all know-- we've called upon the Board of Governors to remove Mr. DeJoy and put someone in who has basic competency. We have elections this year. In Virginia, we changed our rules so that voters can start voting as early as September 19. If they're not able to vote because you've got a president of the United States that is trying to do everything, legal and otherwise, to impede mail-in or absentee voting, then you're seeing an effort to try to steal the election.