The scenes of protestors outside newly-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s home demanding his resignation was one of many different protests Americans saw on their screens in 2020.
Fact is, it is not uncommon for people to protest PMG’s. Back in 1991 a WANTED POSTER with PMG Anthony Frank’s photo was distributed to post offices nationwide by angry union members.
But this was a little different.
The first outside leader of the U.S. Postal Service to be appointed in 23 years was taking over in the middle of a pandemic and the havoc it caused; with tens of millions voting by mail and many times more doing all their Christmas shopping online.
In between hostile congressional appearances, media attacks, and court challenges, DeJoy managed the USPS to pull off a successful election mail season. As for the holidays, it was a disaster.