‘We are not the Postal Service’: White House won’t guarantee packages arrive on time for Christmas amid supply-chain issues
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that despite the Biden administration’s best efforts to deal with global supply-chain issues, it cannot guarantee that packages will arrive on time for Christmas.
Psaki opened Wednesday’s daily press briefing by noting that President Joe Biden had secured key commitments to ensure that shippers operated 24/7 in order to ease holiday backlogs. But there is still no guarantee that packages will arrive on time.
“We are not the Postal Service or UPS or FedEx,” Psaki said. “We cannot guarantee. What we can do is use every lever at the federal government’s disposal to reduce delays.”