The Washington Post reports:
A top donor to President Trump and the Republican National Committee will be named the new head of the Postal Service, putting a top ally of the president in charge of an agency where Trump has long pressed for major changes in how it handles its business.
The Postal Service’s board of governors confirmed late Wednesday that Louis DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman who is currently in charge of fundraising for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, will serve as the new postmaster general.
The action will install a stalwart Trump ally to lead the Postal Service, which he has railed against for years, and probably move him closer than ever before to forcing the service to renegotiate its terms with companies and its own union workforce.
To be clear, with the recent installment of MAGA Cultist and donor Louis DeJoy as postmaster general of the United States Post Office, it’s clear that the sinister effort to stop voting by mail is now full speed ahead. That’s what it’s really about after all.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 7, 2020
Louis DeJoy will be the first postmaster general in decades who did not come from the agency’s ranks.
But he did give more than $650,000 to the Trump Victory Fund and more than $1 million to the Republican National Committee.
Way to drain the swamp. 😏 https://t.co/Fn5eZCVlOO
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 7, 2020
Trump has long tried to wrest more control over the U.S. Postal Service & how it operates. With installation of Louis DeJoy, a North Carolina top donor who has given more than $2 million to his campaign & RNC, he is likely to exert far more influence. https://t.co/YQn1y2isBk
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 6, 2020
Louis DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman, will be the agency’s 75th postmaster general, as President Trump seeks to push the organization to raise rates for package delivery https://t.co/atkE4D1cOk
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 7, 2020
Greensboro businessman Louis DeJoy, the lead fundraiser for the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, is President Trump’s pick to be Postmaster General and oversee U.S. Postal Service. #RNC #USPS #politics #government https://t.co/usP67szGdJ
— Business Journals (@bizjournals) May 7, 2020