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‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Say US Postmaster General DeJoy Is Part of USPS ‘Conspiracy’ to Stop Mail-In Voting (Video)

”He’s that guy who’s helping Donald Trump keep medicine from senior citizens, keep letters from veterans and keep millions and millions of Americans from voting,“ says Joe Scarborough

The “Morning Joe” hosts called out postmaster general Louis DeJoy while denouncing the United States Postal Service crisis Monday: “He’s that guy who’s helping Donald Trump keep medicine from senior citizens, keep letters from veterans and keep millions and millions of Americans from voting,” said host Joe Scarborough.

Scarborough said if DeJoy was “any kind of manager at all,” he’d recognize that senior citizens, rural voters and veterans “need the United States Post Office to deliver more now than ever before.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski added, “They’re not getting their meds!”

“To do this in the middle of a pandemic, and then also to be disruptive and do this before an election where he knows — DeJoy knows — that causing chaos will disenfranchise millions of Americans and undermine America’s democratic process is extraordinarily reckless,” Scarborough said, accusing DeJoy of participating in President Donald Trump’s “conspiracy” to undermine democracy and “stop people from being able to vote by mail in the middle of a pandemic that’s killed how many, 170,000 people?”

Brzezinski and Scarborough both scoffed at DeJoy’s “legacy” before Scarborough mused that those who align themselves with Trump for their own gain have a history of finding themselves facing charges.

The discussion of the USPS comes days into a crisis during which Trump has suggested he won’t fund the service to stymie voting by mail. The postal service has begun warning states of a possible inability to deliver mailed ballots in time to be counted for the November election as a result.

DeJoy, who was appointed to the role in May, is the first postmaster general to hold the post in two decades without prior experience in the United States Postal Service. In 2017, DeJoy hosted a fundraiser for Trump in North Carolina and donated $440,000 to the Trump Victory Fund, the inaugural committee and the Republican National Committee in the 2016 campaign.