Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) spoke with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto slamming House Democrats over their $25 billion funding bill for the United States Postal Service (USPS), which Democrats say is needed to prevent President Trump from trying to “destroy” the Post Office before the 2020 mail-in election.
Ahead of the House vote Saturday on the “Delivering for America Act,”, Senator Kennedy believes the “post office doesn’t need any more money”, pointing out it has “15 billion dollars cash and a 10 billion dollar line of credit”.
“The post office is perfectly capable of handling the mail-in-ballots if the secretaries of state will do their job, and I think they will,” Senator Kennedy said.
“This whole thing was made up by some of my Democratic friends, by this I mean Trump trying to sabotage the post office to influence the election. It’s just made up and try to hurt Trump and try to influence the election. It’s just a game and this is why Congress, in the minds of most Americans, polls right up there with skim milk,” the Louisiana Senator expressed.
The Commander in Chief took to Twitter on Saturday expressing the same sentiment as Senator Kennedy, in which he wrote, “Representatives of the Post Office have repeatedly stated that they DO NOT NEED MONEY, and will not make changes.”
“This is all another HOAX by the Democrats to give 25 Billion unneeded dollars for political purposes, without talking about the Universal Mail-In Ballot Scam that they are trying to pull off in violation of everything that our Country stands for. Vote NO to the Pelosi/ Schumer money wasting HOAX which is taking place now. Then fight the $51 million unasked for Ballots. Only ABSENTEE BALLOTS are acceptable!” the president declared. Continued Below
Senator Kennedy went on to say: “Facts don’t cease to exist because you ignore them and if you look at the amount of money the post office has, and you look at the volume of mail that it handles every year, like 71 billion pieces of mail, and you look at what just happens during Christmas and how the post office is able to do what it does– this is manufactured crisis.”
“Now having said that, the Senate Republicans are working on a bill that will be ready by the end of the next week that will probably have a section dealing with the post office. I think we’ll get between 40 and 53 Republican votes. I hope we put it on the floor of the Senate. I hope my Democratic friends will vote for it. It will be comprehensive a coronavirus bill, not just about the post office,” he said.
“I don’t think my Democratic friends are gonna vote for it, and I don’t think a 5th coronavirus bill is gonna pass, because the Democratic leadership, I think, believes that the chaos that our country is experiencing now, is in their political benefit,” the Louisiana Senator stated. “That’s why when my people in Louisiana ask me how many people work in Congress, I always say about half, and the rest of the time they spend trying to finagle the next election.” Video Below
Senator John Kennedy’s remarks:
President Donald Trump’s official tweet:
….that they are trying to pull off in violation of everything that our Country stands for. Vote NO to the Pelosi/ Schumer money wasting HOAX which is taking place now. Then fight the $51 million unasked for Ballots. Only ABSENTEE BALLOTS are acceptable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2020
(Related: Rep. Jordan: “Why Are We Voting On The Bill Today But Not… Hearing From The Postmaster General Until Monday?”)