(Right Country) – Ha!
This is rich.
The notorious Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) found herself barred from inspecting U.S. Post Office facilities on Friday.
Officials for the federal agency claimed she had not provided them with enough advance notice before arriving at the locations.
Just the News reports:
Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz showed up at USPS facilities in Florida’s Opa-locka and Northwest Miami-Dade on Friday, intending to investigate reports from postal employees of considerable amounts of undelivered mail there.
Yet upon arrival Wasserman Schultz was barred from accessing the distribution facilities, with agency police preventing her from entering both locations. At one location the parking lot was blocked off by caution tape and a USPS police car; at another, armed guards in the lobby prevented the congresswoman from conducting her inspection.
USPS police barred Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from entering two mail sorting facilities in Florida in the early morning hours on Friday, threatening to escort her from the property if she didn't leave. pic.twitter.com/34dhmqJgNe
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Later, in a statement, the Post Office explained that they hadn’t been given enough prior notice to Wasserman Schultz’s visit.
“We spoke with her staff to explain that we were unable to set up the tour on such short notice, but would be happy to accommodate her at another time,” Post Office spokeswoman Kim Fuller told media on Friday.
“We look forward to working with the Congresswoman and her staff to arrange a visit in the near future.”
An aide with Wasserman Schultz’s office, meanwhile, said that the congresswoman “[wasn’t] asking for permission,” and that the short notice of the visit was intentional.
“I sit on the committee that has jurisdiction over the Postal Service,” Wasserman Schulz said afterwards “Now they are not allowing a member of Congress to get a bird’s eye view of what’s going on so I can get to the bottom of this.”
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