Postmaster DeJoy says removed mail sorting machines were stripped for parts, can't be reinstalled

Postmonster General Louis DeJoy says all those mail sorting machines can't be put back now, because they were stripped down for parts.


Trump's Postmaster DeJoy told a federal court that hundreds of high-speed mail sorting machines he ordered removed cannot be returned to service because they have now been disassembled.

From Yahoo News:

DeJoy and the U.S.Postal Service presented the excuse in a response filed Wednesday to a nationwide order issued by U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, last week demanding the return of some 700 machines that had been taken out of service.

"Dismantled machines 'are generally dissembled for their usable parts, with such parts being removed to maintain or enhance other machines,'" DeJoy, a loyalist and major contributor to President Donald Trump's campaign, stated in his response. "It is therefore not possible to return such machines to service."

But witnesses reported that many of the expensive machines were quickly dismantled and tossed into dumpsters as scrap. The injunction noted that 72% of the ripped out machines were in counties Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.

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PHOTO: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in for a virtual congressional hearing on US Postal Service operations during the COVID-19 pandemic on August 21. SOURCE: U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee