Rep. Katie Porter basically gets Louis Dejoy to admit he doesn't know the first thing about the government agency he supposedly oversees.
Source: Daily Beast
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) had five minutes to question President Donald Trump’s hand-picked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Monday afternoon and she didn’t waste a second of it.
The congresswoman’s first question seemed like a softball. “What is the cost of a first-class postage stamp?” she asked. DeJoy got that one right by answering $0.55, but it went downhill fast from there.
He didn’t know how much it cost to send a postcard or a square envelope. Laughing uncomfortably, DeJoy admitted, “I will submit that I know very little about postage and stamps.”
After some more back and forth, Rep. Porter asked DeJoy if he knew who had instituted the changes to the post office which have proven to be so disastrous. DeJoy said he did not know, nor would be commit to finding out or reversing those changes. She then asked about his financial interests in companies that are in direct competition with the agency he now heads, and whether he'd resign if there was any misconduct found by the inspector general. DeJoy said he didn't think they would find any misconduct, but "I don't see why i would commit here right now to resigning for any reason."
Uh huh. Telling, isn't it?
“You don’t think there's any reason that you should ever resign?” Porter asked.
“No reason that I’ve heard here today,” he answered.
Porter: Will you commit to reversing these changes?
Porter: If the Inspector General finds you've committed misconduct, will you resign?
DeJoy: I don't think I should.
This exchange between @RepKatiePorter and Postmaster DeJoy is breathtaking. pic.twitter.com/YyCkfwC1l7
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 24, 2020
.@RepKatiePorter : Do you know the rate of priority mail?
Porter: Do you know how many people voted by mail in the last election?
DeJoy: No, I would be guessing. And I don't want to guess.
Porter: I'm concerned about your understanding of this agency.#USPSHearing
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) August 24, 2020
Spoiler alert: he did not. https://t.co/uJaqQvcWZK
— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) August 24, 2020