With tension continuing to rise between Republicans and Democrats regarding the upcoming 2020 election and mail-in voting, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) is now alleging that she was denied access to two U.S. Postal Service mail sorting facilities on Friday.
The Florida lawmaker arranged for a tour, but she argues that she was barred from entry into two facilities, the Opa-Locka and Northwest Miami-Dade facilities. There was police tape blocking the entrances, and there were also security guards that did not allow the Florida rep. from entering the locations.
In speaking to NBC 6, Wasserman Schultz said that “this is an outrage, an absolute outrage.” “If they think they are going to throw a bed sheet over what’s going on behind these doors, they are mistaken,” she added.
In a statement released, Wasserman Schultz commented that “Postmaster DeJoy has already obstructed the committee by failing to provide requested documents in a timely way,” noting that “now he’s denying Congress access to public facilities.”
She concluded that “there are no children, defense secrets or sick patients behind those doors,” asserting that “denying Congress access to the facilities, is denying the vital public oversight of our mail system.”
Oversight of the postal service isn’t about politics, it’s about the millions who rely on the USPS for their meds, checks & business survival, and who now find themselves harmed by slowdowns in delivery. What does DeJoy accomplish with this stonewalling?https://t.co/phPszbumQi
— Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) September 4, 2020