Critics of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy hoped Thursday’s confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s three nominees to the U.S. Postal Service’s governing board would mark the beginning of the end for the embattled mail chief.
But even if Biden’s picks are approved by the Senate, industry insiders suspect the board is unlikely to have enough votes to oust DeJoy, in part because its chairman — Ron Bloom, a Trump-appointed Democrat — has recently expressed strong support for the postmaster general.
“Right now, I think [DeJoy] is the proper man for the job,” Bloom told The Atlantic this week. “He’s earned my support, and he will have it until he doesn’t. And I have no particular reason to believe he will lose it.”