On Monday, congressional Democrats held yet another marathon hearing — this time to question Postal Service officials about baseless conspiracy theories that the Left has been spreading about the Postal Service and November's upcoming election. While both Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Post Office Board of Governors Chair Robert Duncan testified at today's hearing, the questioning was predominantly directed at DeJoy. Today's hearing followed last Friday's hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
WATCH: Opening statement from @USPS Postmaster General DeJoy on the U.S. Postal Service operations during COVID-19 pandemic & 2020 election before @OversightDems @GOPoversight.— CSPAN (@cspan) August 24, 2020
Full video here: https://t.co/FpSllfZzV3 pic.twitter.com/N143Jh66NA
WATCH: Opening statement from @USPS Board of Governors Chair Robert Duncan on the U.S. Postal Service operations during COVID-19 pandemic & 2020 election before @OversightDems @GOPoversight.— CSPAN (@cspan) August 24, 2020
Full video here: https://t.co/FpSllfZzV3 pic.twitter.com/x0KELbFZ21
It comes as no surprise that Democratic lawmakers continued to be combative and disrespectful to witnesses before the committee:
"My last question is this: what the heck are you doing?"— ABC News (@ABC) August 24, 2020
In contentious exchange, embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy spars with Rep. Stephen Lynch, accusing him making "outrageous" allegations over changes at the U.S. Postal Service.
Watch: https://t.co/kuQpCLXY9J pic.twitter.com/BJ7fz6ib70
.@RepRashida @rashidatlaib to @USPS Postmaster General DeJoy: "With all due respect, you are not in good company right now, so do the right thing and resign."— CSPAN (@cspan) August 24, 2020
Full video here: https://t.co/FpSllfZzV3 pic.twitter.com/Yc59qn9zfC
One of the greatest criticisms of today's hearing is that it was out of order in the legislative process. This past weekend, House Democrats passed legislation relating to the Post Office and elections. House Democrats declined to hold a hearing prior to the weekend vote. But do House Democrats ever do anything that makes sense?
"I don't ever recall having a vote to "fix" something, and then having a hearing afterward."— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) August 24, 2020
After no hearings on the @USPS since April 2019, Congress was all of a sudden called back for political games and conspiracy theories. WATCH opening comments from @CongressmanHice pic.twitter.com/gaz59mTNrC
Despite the many distracting conspiracies pushed by Democrats, today's hearing clearly proved that the Post Office is more than ready for November.
The most important question of the day:— Congressman Kelly Armstrong (@RepArmstrongND) August 24, 2020
If you don’t get that money that we passed on Saturday, will the Post Office be fully operational on November 3?@USPS Postmaster General: "Yes, we'll be fully operational." pic.twitter.com/Bxzb6a3vFU
The legislation passed in the House over the weekend likely will not be taken up by the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained:
Senate Republicans are committed to making sure the Postal Service remains well equipped to fulfill its important duties. But the President has already made it clear he will not sign the Speaker’s partisan stunt into law. And the Senate will absolutely not pass stand-alone legislation for the Postal Service while American families continue to go without more relief. The Kentuckians I speak with every day need more help.
Democrats talk a big game, but they fail to offer real solutions for Americans. The bill ties the hands of the Post Office to make positive changes relating to the election and only helps Democrats raise money for their campaigns:
No surprise here: In her mad dash to attack @realDonaldTrump and frighten voters with her postal service conspiracy theory, Nancy Pelosi ended up making it harder for USPS to do its job and for votes to be counted.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 24, 2020
This is what happens when you put Democrats in charge. https://t.co/lNtwmicYwX
Some adjustments are critical to a proper functioning @USPS, especially for delivering ballots.— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) August 24, 2020
But if @RepMaloney's bill prohibiting ANY changes became law, positive changes could not be made.@RepFredKeller discusses the need to have hearings BEFORE passing legislation. pic.twitter.com/E8XPLj38wo
The Democratic Party is using their @USPS conspiracy as a fundraising tool. They don't care about making sure the agency properly serves Americans - it's all about playing political games.— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) August 24, 2020
Watch @RepArmstrongND explain the main focus of the latest Democrat obsession: raising $$$ pic.twitter.com/s2R4Ba8wRY
House Democrats should focus on creating practical solutions to the many problems Americans are currently facing. Instead, they waste their time holding dramatic and meaningless committee hearings and writing legislation that blatantly ignores the needs of Americans who are facing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.