Biden’s Postal Service nominees could mean DeJoy ouster
President Joe Biden plans to replace two U.S. Postal Service board of governors members in a move Washington insiders say could be a potential first step to removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
Derek Kan, an executive with warehouse and delivery startup Deliverr, would replace John Barger, according to a White House announcement on Friday. Kan previously served in the Trump administration in the Office of Management and Budget and as an undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation under Elaine Chao.
Daniel Tangherlini, former director of Washington, D.C.’s, transportation department, would replace Ron Bloom, who is also the board’s chairman.
The Postal Service board can have up to nine governors, who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. To retain political balance, no more than five governors can belong to the same party.