White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has clarified that a controversial USPS issue was made by the USPS Board of Governors and the White House has no role in it.
According to The Daily Caller:
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday that the United States Postal Service Board of Governors and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy made the decision to halt all operational changes until after the election without consulting the White House ahead of time.
“The Postmaster General did that on his own,” the former North Carolina Republican Congressman said in response to a question from CBS’ Paula Reid outside the White House. “I know that he met with the Board of Governors yesterday. I did talk to him as he gave me an update on the announcement he was planning to make.”
“That was an independent decision made by the Postmaster General and the Board of Governors,” he continued. “Really it’s for the appearance standpoint more than anything else. As all of you know that have followed Postal, this is something that has been going on since 2011.”
“Somehow we haven’t been able to find a bi-partisan solution to that, in spite of the fact that Elijah Cummings and I had a bi-partisan bill that passed out of committee,” he added.
The decision was reportedly made to keep blame from being placed on the changed if some voting irregularities arise.