White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows offered his take on state attorney generals preparing to sue President Donald Trump’s administration over operational changes introduced at the United States Postal Service (USPS).
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday, Meadows was asked about DeJoy’s decision to halt executive changes for mail processing and daily operations as several state attorney generals prepared this week to sue the Trump administration to halt USPS changes.
Meadows fired back as he insisted state attorney generals should be “suing the Obama administration.”
“Listen, this postmaster general did the right thing, said we’re going to put these operational decisions on hold. But they’re not President Trump’s operational decisions,” Meadows said. “They came from 2011 under the Obama administration. Now all of a sudden, there’s outrage and this unbelievable uprising.”
Meadows also expressed support for in-person voting as he insisted there is no reason why people should not be able to vote if people are also out protesting.
“We see Democrats with this hypocritical point that says somehow we shouldn’t be able to show up at the polling place and cast a vote. That’s just ridiculous,” Meadows said.
See Meadows’ comments below (starting at 28:50):
Meadows’ latest remarks come less than one day after he weighed in on the postmaster general’s decision to halt operational changes for the Postal Service, as IJR previously reported. According to Meadows, the president was not informed of DeJoy’s decision before it was announced.
“The postmaster general did that on his own,” Meadows told reporters.
He added, “That was an independent decision that was made by the postmaster general and the board of governors… And really it’s more from an appearance standpoint more than anything else.”
Many states are offering residents the option to vote by mail.