President Joe Biden lacks the legal power to dump DeJoy. Only the agency’s Board of Governors can do that.
Biden wisely removed two DeJoy supporters from the board last year. But the president’s replacements, Derek Kan and Dan Tangherlini, are stalled in a Senate committee waiting approval.
Meanwhile, the postal Board of Governors this month elected Trump supporter Roman Martinez as its chairman. The retired investment banker praises DeJoy and claims the postmaster is the “person to carry out the restructuring that is needed… He is a transformational leader.”
That doesn’t bode well for any possibility of change at the postal service. And neither does this: The board, composed of Democratic and Republican appointees, unanimously approved Martinez.