Does the United States Postal Service have something to hide?
Democrat Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was recently rejected from entering two U.S. Postal Service mail sorting facilities Friday.
Her plan was to tour the facilities and investigate the mail-in ballot system.
Debbie’s plan came to a close when she arrived at two Southern Florida Postal Service facilities only to be met by two armed guards and tape blocking the entrance.
After seeing alarming pictures of delayed mail, some pieces undelivered since July, I arranged a tour of So Fla to see how idle sorting machines have impacted workflow. But when I arrived this AM I was greeted with police tape and armed guards blocking my entry. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/VJu68vgQhP
— Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) September 4, 2020
Postal Service police block Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from touring USPS plants https://t.co/Sa9YIIY1la
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 4, 2020
U.S. Postal Service police barred Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from entering two mail sorting facilities in Florida this week, threatening to escort her from the property if she didn't leave.
"It looked like the post master had something to hide."https://t.co/0v3vzviIty
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 7, 2020
The incident was covered by Fox News:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., was denied access to two U.S. Postal Service mail sorting facilities Friday, saying she had arranged a tour amid questions regarding mail-in ballot efficiency as the presidential election looms.
The congresswoman was barred entry into both Opa-locka and Northwest Miami-Dade facilities by police tape blocking the entrances, along with security guards, according to a local news outlet that was on the scene for the scheduled 4 a.m. tour.
Wasserman Schultz said she received warnings and pictures from union members that claimed stacks of mail were just sitting in the facilities, with some dating back to at least July 23.
DENIED ENTRY: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., was not allowed inside a U.S. Postal Service processing facility early Friday morning in northwest Miami-Dade as mail delivery concerns are growing across the country ahead of Election Day. https://t.co/mXsClEDqsz
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) September 4, 2020
Wasserman took a shot at the Postmaster General with these remarks that were covered by NBC News:
“If DeJoy thinks he can just throw a bed sheet over what’s going on behind these doors, he is sadly mistaken. It looked like the post master had something to hide,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.
“Without access to these public facilities, the public is blindfolded to the problems or fixes taking place there. DeJoy cannot delay the mail and delay oversight of these facilities.”
The hold up of mail has come under intense scrutiny as millions failed to receive everything from prescription drugs to financial documents and online orders in recent months.
The drop in service led to two tense Congressional hearings. At the House hearing last week, Wasserman Schlutz and her colleagues questioned whether DeJoy had intentionally hamstrung the federal agency.
Well, it seems like Democrats can agree with other Republicans and that is the 2020 election should not allow massive amounts of mail-in ballots.
What do you think the USPS has to hide?