3. 🚨 Dems summon postmaster general on "sabotage"
House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) today summoned Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to "an urgent hearing" on Aug. 24, a week from tomorrow.
- Why it matters: Democratic lawmakers say they're being inundated with complaints that changes to the Postal Service, which the Trump administration says are aimed at efficiency, could sabotage ballot-handling.
House Democrats will hold a members-only conference call tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. to discuss an early return for the whole House to respond to "the attack on the Postal Service," Democratic sources tell me.
- Speaker Pelosi raised the idea on a 5:30 p.m. call yesterday with House leaders.
- "Everyone had a story" about the impact of DeJoy's changes, a source told me.
The House has no votes scheduled until the week of Sept. 14, according to Politico, which first reported the possibility of cutting the August recess short.
- The source told me the starting point will be Maloney's "Delivering for America Act," which "would prohibit the Postal Service from dialing back levels of service it had in place on Jan. 1, until the pandemic ends.
During a news conference last evening at his club in Bedminster, N.J., Trump defended Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a former RNC fundraising official:
He wants to make the post office great again.
Trump now claims the election outcome could take "years" due to mail-in voting days.