House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), are intensifying their attacks on the Trump administration by way of the US Postal Service.
Most recently, House Democrats announced they will vote on a bill halting all changes to the USPS until after the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved, as well as providing billions in additional funding for the USPS. The White House issued a final warning on Friday that if House Democrats approve the bill, President Trump will veto the measure.
The Office of Management and Budget issued a statement on Friday declaring that the Trump administration opposes the proposal, and that Trump’s advisers will encourage him to veto the bill if it makes it to the president’s desk.
According to the OMB, the Democrat-led proposal will “impose burdensome new requirements on USPS that would make it even harder for USPS to deliver election mail.”
“This bill is an overreaction to sensationalized media reports that have made evidence-free accusations that USPS has undertaken reforms to achieve political rather than operational objectives,” the statement continued.
Democrats and media pundits have latched onto the long-beleaguered post office as an election issue, claiming that the integrity of the election hinges on the USPS and that President Trump is meddling in its operations in order to influence the outcome of the election.
As a result of Democrat hysteria, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy pledged to halt any changes made to USPS operations until after the November election, but that’s not good enough for Pelosi and her colleagues.
The House is scheduled to vote on the bill in a rare Saturday vote, though it is largely seen as procedural as the Senate will likely strike the proposal down. Pelosi still refuses to call an emergency vote to pass a desperately-needed coronavirus relief package.