DeJoy donated big bucks to Trump, Republicans right after Postmaster job opened, before nomination

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24:  U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee is holding a hearing on "Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots."  (Photo by Tom Brenner-Pool/Getty Images)
It’s looking worse by the day for Mr. DeJoy.

How did Louis DeJoy, the first Postmaster General to have never worked in the Postal Service to ever serve in the job, get that plum position? Could it have been, oh, I don’t know, buying his way in? DeJoy donated more than $ 600,000 to the Trump campaign and to the Republican National Committee from the time the job opened up and getting the nod. Lisa Graves, executive director of True North Research, which investigates the influence of money on public policy, testified to Congress Monday detailing the depth of DeJoy’s spending with the GOP.

In just this 2020 cycle, he’s given more than $ 1.5 million to Republicans, most to Trump’s reelection and to Republican Senate races. He invested almost $ 80,000 in Republican Senate races since December, when the Postmaster job opened up. “This level of partisanship,” Graves said in written testimony, “undermines public trust in the Postal Service as an institution.” Why yes, yes it does. It also resurfaces all the questions that emerged about just why Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took a detour from his day job to get DeJoy this job. Whatever motivated him, it clearly wasn’t DeJoy’s qualifications.

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, Daily Kos reports

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