The Postal Service Board of Governors is made up of four Republicans and two Democrats, all of whom are appointed by Trump.
Board member John Barger praised DeJoy’s USPS changes to senators on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee later Wednesday afternoon. Barger said DeJoy was “doing a tremendous job” as postmaster general.
In addition to their support, two sources close to the White House signaled the administration still backs DeJoy, despite the recent allegations.
Democratic lawmakers have called for DeJoy’s resignation and have launched a series of investigations into his conduct, past and present.
USPS released a promotional video, featuring DeJoy with Postal Service union leaders this week, announcing that the leaders had agreed to work with USPS on a joint leadership task force ahead of the election. In the video, DeJoy says the “partnership will enhance our work with election officials in jurisdictions throughout the country.”
DeJoy is scheduled to meet with secretaries of state to discuss voting by mail next week.