House Democrats Ted Lieu and Hakeem Jeffries have teamed up in a call for a criminal inquiry into Postmaster DeJoy and the Board of Governors.
Lieu and Jeffries, who both belong to the House Judiciary Committee sent the following letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
In the letter they state “It is not unreasonable to conclude that Postmaster General DeJoy and the Board of Governors may be executing Donald Trump’s desire to affect mail-in balloting.”
Scoop on @Morning_Joe: Two Democratic members of House Judiciary are calling for a criminal inquiry of Postmaster DeJoy and the Board of Governors. Here’s the letter to the FBI from @RepTedLieu & @RepJeffries. pic.twitter.com/fj0N4dpnvr
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) August 17, 2020
Meanwhile two other Democrats have called for criminal inquiries by their respective state attorneys general.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) wrote in a letter Sunday “President Trump and his recently appointed Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, are intentionally undermining the ability of the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail-in ballots, threatening the integrity of the upcoming elections.”
They added “I believe there is sufficient evidence for your office to open a criminal investigation to determine if these actions violate California laws which protect the rights of our mutual constituents to vote, and I urge you to do so.”