— mike luckovich (@mluckovichajc) August 12, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she is recalling the chamber later this week to work on postal service legislation. Democrats have accused President Trump of trying to hamstring the cash-strapped Postal Service to suppress mail-in voting https://t.co/L0l3yuQBiR pic.twitter.com/BOxJdfkzhN
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 17, 2020
Per the Washington Post:
… Democrats also warn that slowed postal delivery is delaying prescription medicines mailed to veterans and Social Security checks for the elderly.
“Alarmingly, across the nation, we see the devastating effects of the president’s campaign to sabotage the election by manipulating the Postal Service to disenfranchise voters,” Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues.
She warned that the “lives, livelihoods and the life of our American democracy are under threat.”
Pelosi wants the chamber to vote on a bill sponsored by House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) that would require the Postal Service to keep up its current delivery standards until the end of the year.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) also issued a statement calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring the Senate back to act on legislation once the House passes it.
“I call on Leader McConnell to bring the Senate back into session to quickly act on the House’s legislation that will undo the extensive damage Mr. DeJoy has done at the Postal Service so that people can get their paychecks, medicines, and other necessities delivered on time, and to ensure our elections will remain completely free and fair,” Schumer said…
So Joe Biden can now run on saving the Postal Service. That's a gift – the equivalent of a two-foot putt in politics. Donald Trump probably knows about two-foot putts. Or does he cheat on those too?
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 15, 2020
This is like a Delphic oracle. https://t.co/PfTTvSBZf1
— Patrick Chovanec (@prchovanec) August 16, 2020
Donald Trump has had a lot of failures in his career, but he knows how to do one thing well: inherit something great and squander it. And never take any responsibility. pic.twitter.com/mDTSFogeUW
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 15, 2020