In the video Trump says he would support investigation into postmaster general the US President emphasizes that the current US Postmaster General namely Louis DeJoy was "appointed by a bipartisan commission".
I've done my best to transcribe the parts of the president's spoken answer to a question about recent news and concerns where the "bipartisan-ness" of DeJoy's appointment is emphasized:
He’s very respected man, he was approved, uh... very much uh... by both parties I guess, it was sort of an approval that took place by both parties.
Again it was a uh... bipartisan commission, postmaster general’s appointed by a bipartisan commission...
The Wikipedia article states that it is the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service that makes the appointment and this article states:
The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service is the governing body of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The board oversees the activities of the Postal Service, while the postmaster general actively manages its day-to-day operations.
The board directs "the exercise of the power" of the Postal Service, controls its expenditures and reviews its practices and policies. It consists of 11 members, 6 are requisite to achieve an ordinary quorum. Of the 11 board members, 9 are the presidentially-appointed governors, 1 is the postmaster general, and 1 is the deputy postmaster general. The 9 governors elect the postmaster general, the chairman of the board as well as the USPS inspector general; the governors and the postmaster general elect the deputy postmaster general. No more than five governors may be adherents of the same political party. The board also has the power to remove all of these officers.
The Board of Governors is comparable with the board of directors of most private corporations.
There was a resignation from the board by "David Williams, a former USPS inspector general and former vice chairman of the service’s board of governors" (quoted from LATimes article linked below) just days before DeJoy's appointment was approved.
Question: How bipartisan was the approval of DeJoy. Is there (just for example) an enumeration of each board member's name, the vote that they cast, and their party adherence that would demonstrate that the US president's claim that DeJoy was "approved by both parties" has a basis in facts?
Does admission to the board require a declaration of party adherence, or are some members "undeclared"?
- Los Angeles Times: Column: DeJoy’s appointment as postmaster general looks even more dishonest than you thought
- USPS official site: Board of Governors Announces Selection of Louis DeJoy to Serve as Nation’s 75th Postmaster General
- NBC News: Mnuchin's role in postmaster's appointment becomes target
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