Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is expected to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday about the U.S. Postal Service amid the battle over mail-in ballots
The panel, chaired by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., will hold a virtual hearing with DeJoy on Friday.
“I wanted to give the PMG an opportunity to tell his side of the story before he appeared before a hostile House committee,” Johnson told Fox News Tuesday.
The hearing comes after congressional Democrats over the weekend demanded DeJoy and the chairman of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors Robert Duncan testify over recent “sweeping and dangerous operational changes” at the agency that they claim are “slowing” the mail and “jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 election.
The Democrats, over the weekend, called for DeJoy and Duncan to testify during an “urgent hearing” before the House Oversight Committee on Aug. 24. A source familiar with the plans told Fox News that DeJoy has agreed to appear Monday.