U.S. Postal Service Police blocked Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from entering two mail sorting facilities. On Friday, they threatened Wasserman to leave the property before they escort her out.
The Florida Democrat aimed to inspect a mail paint in Opa-Locka and Northwest Miami-Dade. The condition at the processing centre was bad, and union members shared pictures of undelivered mail marked with a receipt date of “July 23”.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a close ally of President Donald Trump, runs the Postal Service. Wasserman’s office received those photos of undelivered mail, earlier this week. And this made them check the facility, and it’s work.
WASSERMAN WAS BLOCKED BY POSTAL SERVICE POLICY DUE TO SHORT NOTICE
Wasserman said in a public statement, “If DeJoy thinks he can throw a bedsheet over what’s going on behind these doors, he is sadly mistaken. It looked like the Postmaster had something to hide.” She further added without access to these public facilities; the public is unknown to the problems.
The holding of mails has scrutinized millions, from receiving prescription drugs to financial documents. The drop-in service led to two tense Congressional hearings.
The Postal Service stopped Wasserman from entering because she did not provide enough notice of her visit.
A spokeswoman for the Postal Service, Kim Fuller said they welcome visits from members of Congress. But they learned late yesterday afternoon that she wanted to arrange for a tour. Fuller said they would be happy to accommodate Wasserman on such short notice and would love to work with her in the near future.
Contrary to Fuller’s statement a congressional aide told they already alerted the Postal Service at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The short notice was intentional because of the photos and the fear of what might be hidden from the Congresswoman’s view.
When Wasserman went for a 4 a.m. tour to the Royal Psalm Processing and Distribution Center in Opa-Locka, she faced a similar situation. Postal Service police officers stopped her again by blocking the area with caution tape.
As a member of the Oversight Committee, it is Wasserman’s job to inspect the Postal Service, and it’s facilities. Obstructing and denying Congress access to the facilities is denying the public oversight of our mail system.