Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is one of the most important people in the country. He oversees a federal force of mail carriers tasked with delivering an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, which Americans have requested in record numbers so they can safely vote in this fall’s election amid a pandemic that is devastating the U.S.
DeJoy has also faced extensive questions about conflicts of interest: from his work in the private sector, to his political ties to Donald Trump and the Republican Party, to allegations that he illegally used bonuses to reimburse employees for political donations.
So several members of Congress, along with good-government groups and HuffPost, have made a simple request of DeJoy: Reveal your calendar of appointments.
The schedules of federal officials are routinely made public. But the U.S. Postal Service is refusing, using legal arguments that aren’t likely to succeed, but could delay release until well after the election.