Republicans are now spinning a conspiracy theory that Democrats are behind the mail slowdown - 2020-08-28
In what were supposed to be his concluding comments after all the senators spoke during a hearing with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Ron Johnson (R-WI) claimed there was an orchestrated campaign by Democrats to make the Post Office look worse than it is.
Thanking the controversial Donald Trump appointee for "subjecting" himself to oversight in the form of questions from the bi-partisan panel of senators by Zoom, Johnson then used his time to undermine many of the complaints the lawmakers had just made.
"As I stated, there's no doubt there have been some unusual delays, COVID, some operational changes," Johnson remarked. "As I check with our constituent service folks, what they are also finding is the high volume of calls concerning postal complaints, the vast majority seemed very highly scripted, like this could be a very well organized effort which doesn't surprise me in the slightest."