There has been a right wing effort to privatize the USPS for years. The Congressional requirement that USPS prefund employee health and retirement benefits 75 years out pretty much accounts for current USPS losses. (Mr. Hagedorn - how profitable would your business be if you did that?) The timing of DeJoy’s changes is highly suspect - how many companies reduce resources just before a known major uptick in business is going to occur (I.e., downsizing inventory and staff in a retail business just before Christmas)? Reuter’s and AP published a list of where mechanical sorters have been removed - ALL have been in predominantly Democratic dominant voting districts. That is not coincidence. DeJoy’s primary investments are in business in competition with the USPS - that’s not coincidence given his recent decisions.
My grandparents voted Republican. They’re final votes before their deaths were for Lyndon Johnson.