President Joe Biden wants to see leaders who can do a “better job” running the embattled U.S. Postal Service, his top spokeswoman said, signaling that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy could be at risk of losing his job.
“I think we can all agree — most Americans would agree — that the Postal Service needs leadership that can and will do a better job,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday at a press briefing.
Her comments came after months of turmoil under DeJoy. Mail delivery still hasn’t recovered from a delivery slowdown that began after DeJoy cut overtime and extra trips by delivery trucks last year in an effort to rein in costs.
Psaki said the ultimate decision to keep or remove DeJoy is up to the Postal Service’s Board of Governors, but she didn’t directly answer when asked if Biden has confidence in DeJoy, a donor to former President Donald Trump who has proposed sweeping and radical changes to improve the Postal Service’s finances.