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Trone Holds ‘Don’t Mess with the USPS’ Press Conference in Gaithersburg

August 21st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a ‘Don’t Mess with the USPS’ press conference at the Gaithersburg Post Office with Sixth District residents and community leaders to show support for the U.S. Postal Service amid recent political attacks.


This press conference comes as the Trump Administration has launched an attempt to systematically dismantle the U.S. Postal Service, with reports of delayed or undelivered mail coming from Maryland’s Sixth District and all across the country.


“I’ve heard from thousands of my constituents about how the delays of the U.S. Postal Service are impacting their daily lives,” said Congressman David Trone. “Seniors and veterans aren’t getting their medications, those who are out of work aren’t receiving their unemployment benefits, and voters aren’t able to make their voices heard in our democracy. This is absolutely unacceptable. The Postmaster General should be removed immediately, and we must make sure that U.S. Post Office operations are restored for the American people ahead of the general election.”


Participants in the press conference included:

  • Victoria Paton, Gaithersburg resident
  • Sudha Chudamani, Gaithersburg resident
  • Rob Wu, Gaithersburg City Councilmember
  • Ryan Spiegel, Gaithersburg City Councilmember
  • Michael Sesma, Gaithersburg City Councilmember
  • Senator Nancy King, D39 
  • Delegate Julie Palakovich-Carr, D17 
  • Delegate Kirill Reznik, D39
  • Delegate Lesley Lopez, D39 
  • Delegate Lily Qi, D15
  • Delegate Jared Solomon, D18
  • Evan Glass, Montgomery County Councilmember, At-Large
  • John Compton, Mayor of Washington Grove, Md.


10 Responses to “Trone Holds ‘Don’t Mess with the USPS’ Press Conference in Gaithersburg”

  1. August 21, 2020 at 4:24 pm, Dan said:

    Of course Trone will support the USPS, because he gets a boat load of union money flowing to him.


  2. August 21, 2020 at 5:24 pm, Ron said:

    I support the usps and I don’t get any union money. I can’t imagine what it would ve like without the postal system. I happen to like getting my mail


  3. August 21, 2020 at 7:23 pm, Kathy said:

    You wouldn’t be hearing about the USPS if there wasn’t an election coming up. Just like Covid will disappear


    • August 21, 2020 at 10:30 pm, Jay said:

      True Kathy. If Trump weren’t so far behind in the polls he would have never said a word about mail in voting or the USPS.


      • August 21, 2020 at 10:31 pm, Jay said:

        And as far as Covid Kathy, 1000 people are dying every day. Or do you not believe that?


  4. August 21, 2020 at 7:56 pm, hollywood said:

    They are attempting to update and streamline USPS, not necessarily down size it. It needs to become competitive. Post Master General also said no further action would be taken until after the election. Still, Frosh continues to sue & Trone continues to run his mouth. Wish they would spend a little more time with Cumberland’s issues, Bridges, roads and infrastructure in general.


    • August 21, 2020 at 8:35 pm, Babbs said:

      > I agree hollywood. In addition, I don’t believe that Trump is trying to dismantle the election. He just wants a fair and honest election, and all of us who are registered voters should want the same thing. If you want your vote to count, but want vote by mail, request a ballot, so you can verify your identity. If not, show up at the poles. Plain and simple.


      • August 21, 2020 at 10:37 pm, Jay said:

        Trump is not trying to sow doubt in the post office?


        • August 22, 2020 at 1:06 am, Babbs said:

          > As I said Jay, The doubt I have is based on my first hand knowledge of how the USPS can screw things up.


  5. August 21, 2020 at 8:22 pm, Babbs said:

    I showed up in person for the primary election, and it was very well organized. I didn’t get COVID either. Besides, you have to social distance for elections over confidentiality reasons anyway, so I don’t know what the big deal is. If you can go to Martin’s or Walmart and stand in a check-out line, you can vote in person. I also know first hand how the USPS can screw things up. An overload of mail-in ballots would be disastrous.


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