President Joe Biden will not re-nominate Democrat Ron Bloom as chairman of the US Postal Service’s board of governors when his term ends in December. Washington Post reports—Removing a key aide to controversial Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, whose removal may now be easier if Bloom is off board.
According to three unnamed sources cited by PostBiden, expected to announce Friday that he would not re-nominate Bloom by several Democratic senators, said they would oppose any attempt to re-appoint him, which sources say is the postmaster at DeJoy. Staying as General “casts doubts”.
Bloom has been criticized for outspoken support of DeJoy and the 10-year plan recently imposed at the USPS – which has slowed some mail – and has raised ethical concerns in the aftermath. Post The report said that DeJoy had purchased $300,000 worth of bonds from Bloom’s investment firm.
The USPS board had already renamed Bloom as chairman during its last meeting earlier this month, which was opposed by some Biden-appointed members during the meeting, saying his term was coming to an end. .
Biden can now replace Bloom with a new board member, who may now be more liable to vote for DeJoy, who can only be voted out by a majority of the board of governors.
Biden has already nominated three board members since becoming chairman of the nine-person board, who is expected to oppose DeJoy, although it is unclear whether the current board will have a fifth to oust him. Will vote or not.
The term of one of the other board members, John Barger, also expires in December, giving Biden the opportunity to name another nominee.