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The more I think about it, the more I think the House should focus primarily on WHAT is happening with mail delivery, as opposed to WHY (that comes later). Here’s what I’d ask DeJoy.
“Mr. DeJoy, as Postmaster General of the United States, the job of the Post Office is to deliver the mail, right?”
Any answer is acceptable.

If he agrees, you add:

“More specifically, Postmaster General, the job of the Post Office is to deliver the mail ON TIME, right?”
Then you can go to the voluminous statistics the Post Office gathers on mail delivery, timeliness of mail delivery, etc.

You cite statistics from day before DeJoy started the job.
Then you cite statistics from 1 week after.

Then 2 weeks after.

Then 3 weeks ...
Time for a summary and a speech.

“Mr. Postmaster General, the statistics your own organization collects shows a dramatic decline in performance since you took this job.
“But it’s not just statistics, Mr. Postmaster General.

“We’re talking about delays in the delivery of life saving medications, Mr. Postmaster General.
“We’re talking about delays in delivering Social Security checks to seniors who depend on them, Mr. Postmaster General.
“Mr. Postmaster General, we’re talking about disruptions to our vital poultry business. The USPS has delivered live chicks to chicken farmers since 1918.
“Only since you became Postmaster General have chicks been dying inside post offices, because you told mailmen to leave them behind to make sure halfway empty trucks left on time. Any economist can tell you that this going to cause a rise in the price Americans pay for chicken.”
“Mr. Postmaster General, according to the statistics that the Post Office has been collecting for (x) years, your administration has been an abject failure.”
I think I’ve made this point. No answers are required. If he tries to spin or give another message you go back to the statistics, and conclude “This happened on YOUR WATCH, MR POSTMASTER GENERAL.”
If he disagrees, qualifies, or equivocates, in response to the first question, it’s even better.

“You’re telling me, as the Postmaster General of the United States, that the Post Office wasn’t created by our Founding Fathers to deliver mail to Americans?”
“In fact, Mr Postmaster General, the Post Office was created even before the Constitution was written by the geniuses who created our Republic. And surely you’d agree with me that they could have written “and turn a profit” in the Constitution if that’s what they wanted.”
If he weasels in response to the very first question:

“Well our job is to deliver the mail in a cost effective manner.”
You have several possible follow ups:

“Mr. Postmaster General, I’d like to read to you what the Constitution says about the Post Office. [Quote Constitution.] Can you show me where the Constitution says anything about the cost effectiveness of the Post Office?”

[It doesn’t.]
You only ask the following question if you have the answer at hand.

“In fact, Mr. Postmaster General, the Post Office has never returned a profit to the Treasury. It exists to deliver the mail and to deliver it on time. You have lost sight of its mission.”
If he says, “Well, we don’t need to turn a profit, but it does need to break even (or lose less money, etc.)”
“Mr. Postmaster General. The Post Office is a service the framers promised the American people. Just as the framers provided “for the common defense”.
“Mr. Postmaster General, the Army didn’t turn a profit last year.

The Navy didn’t turn a profit last year.

The Air Force didn’t turn a profit last year.

The Marines didn’t turn a profit last year.

The Coast Guard didn’t turn a profit last year.”
“Hell, Mr. Postmaster General, the White House and Treasury didn’t turn profits last year.”
“No one is in favor of wasting taxpayer money, but you are being ‘penny wise and pound foolish’ as our very first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin, said.”
“In summary, Mr. Postmaster General, you have failed to deliver our mail and failed to do it on a timely basis. We are suffering the consequences of your incompetence or worse, your efforts to destroy this vital service to Americans.”
“Mr. DeJoy, the greatest service you can do for your country is to resign immediately, so that we can put a competent, experienced postman in charge of this constitutional duty.”

“I yield the remainder of my time.”
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