Representative Katie Porter’s name was trending on Twitter Monday well before her questioning of Trump-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in front of the House Oversight Committee. The California Democrat, who has emerged as a frighteningly tough questioner in House hearings, took a very basic approach to questioning DeJoy, the former Trump fundraiser who is suspected of hamstringing the Postal Service’s ability to send and deliver mail-in ballots in the November 3 election.
We quickly learned from Porter’s questions that DeJoy knew how much a first-class postage stamp costs (55 cents), but that he had no idea how much the USPS charges to send a postcard. Nor had he any idea of how may people voted by mail in the last election.
Here’s the exchange between Porter and DeJoy:
PORTER: If you did not order these actions to be taken, please tell the committee the name who did.
DEJOY: I don’t know.
PORTER: Will you commit to reversing these changes?