Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court of Washington D.C. was not pleased with the United States Postal Service after they refused to comply with a court order to deploy postal inspectors to sweep facilities for undelivered ballots.
Now, Sullivan suggests that he might seek a testimony from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over the failure to comply.
“Someone may have a price to pay for that,” Sullivan said.
As Politico reports, “Sullivan expressed frustration that the Postal Service’s decision to ignore his order — meant to ensure that undelivered ballots reached state officials on Election Day — and not to inform him about it until after the fact. USPS contended that the order would have required a substantial reconfiguration of its Election Day operations that proved unfeasible amid other responsibilities.”
Sullivan told a Justice Department attorney, arguing on behalf of USPS, that he believes the leadership of the Postal Service is to blame.
“It’s your clients. Each and every one of them, starting at the top of the food chain,” he said. “I don’t want you to keep falling on the sword.”
The judge now claims that DeJoy will have to answer to him.
“The postmaster’s going to have to be deposed or appear before me,” Sullivan said, adding, “I’m not going to forget it.”
You can read the full report HERE.