A Democratic US congressman from Oregon has posted a video online of himself “chained” to a mailbox in an obvious show of defiance in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the United States Postal Service.
Representative Peter DeFazio has been on a social media rant in recent days, claiming that President Donald Trump “is intentionally trying to destroy the United States Postal Service (USPS) to steal the election,” and insisting to his followers that “we can’t let it stand!”
On Tuesday, this idiot posted a video to Twitter displaying a sparkling-new chain loosely draped over his shoulder and wrapped around a public mailbox, as he declares, “They’re not gettin’ this one!”
They’re trying to tear apart our Postal Service piece by piece. But Peter DeFazio is defending our right to vote (and every mailbox in America). #USPSisEssential #USPS #SaveThePostOffice pic.twitter.com/f9s6syjuA9
— Peter DeFazio (@DeFazio4Oregon) August 18, 2020
What a moron.
The message accompanying the post read, “They’re trying to tear apart our Postal Service piece by piece. But Peter DeFazio is defending our right to vote (and every mailbox in America).”
The fact that DeFazio is clearly not chained to the mailbox signifies his video is nothing but a political stunt, however it additionally serves as proof of the hysteria happening by some Democrats about proposed modifications to the postal service.
The USPS has acknowledged it is experiencing a “staggering loss of mail volume” since CV-19 hit. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has condemned the widespread utilization of mail-in voting for the November general election, while his administration has proposed cost-saving measures for the postal service.
Some loudmouth Democrats have painted the modifications as an attempt by the president to suppress voting, with former Democratic Vice President Al Gore even saying that “by tampering with the postal service, [Trump] is in effect putting his knee on the neck of American democracy and trying to make it impossible for people to vote by mail.”
That right there is why Gore will never be president. He is known for making bombastic and hyperbolic comments, especially over race, so it’s no wonder that his rhetoric was a reference to the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck in late May.
Before Gore made a fool of himself, Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis claimed there was a “conspiracy” to steal the election when she saw a mail truck on the bed of a red flatbed tow truck and the driver purportedly had on “a red cap with white letters.” Nobody ever said Hollywood celebrities were bright.
Trump-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy attempted to put minds at ease hours before DeFazio’s moronic stunt was posted on Tuesday, announcing in a statement that the planned operational changes will be put on hold:
I came to the Postal Service to make changes to secure the success of this organization and its long-term sustainability. I believe significant reforms are essential to that objective, and work toward those reforms will commence after the election. In the meantime, there are some longstanding operational initiatives — efforts that predate my arrival at the Postal Service — that have been raised as areas of concern as the nation prepares to hold an election in the midst of a devastating pandemic. To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded.
DeJoy is scheduled to testify in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday and the Democrat-led House Oversight Committee on Monday. The Democrats will accuse him of trying to steal the election for Trump without any evidence whatsoever while Republicans will ask questions aimed at getting the truth out to expose the lies that Democrats are putting out over the whole Post Office conspiracy theory.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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