Peter Navarro: Democrats Want USPS to Be a ‘Ballot-Harvesting Service’
White House trade advisor blasts Democrats' mail-in voting push
White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)of attempting to transform the U.S. Postal Service into a “ballot harvesting service.”
“Let’s think about it. First, the irony of what’s getting Chuck and Nancy back to Washington; it’s not concern about the working men and women of America, who really need our help right now," Navarro said.
"They want to come back so they can rename the post office the United States ballot harvesting service," he added.
"So it’s unfortunate we get these – in the middle of the election – we get all these new cycle things going on that they seize upon.”
Speaking about the coronavirus relief package, Navarro said:
"You can’t have either side cross the other’s red lines."
"What are the red lines here? The red lines are bailing out massive blue states that basically did not do a good job in terms of taking care of the public," he added.
"A lot of those are sanctuary cities and states which basically got into the hole they’re in by giving a bunch of money away to illegal aliens," Navarro continued.
"So, that’s clearly a red line there.”
“Clearly, this president does not want to support ballot harvesting. Nancy and Chuck want a big amount for that.
"You know, there’s other things.
"You can’t make the Republicans pay for things like Planned Parenthood, and certainly, the Democrats have their red lines.”
Last week, the United States Postal Service warned voters they couldn't guarantee their mail-in ballots would arrive in time to be counted in the election.
The Washington Post reported that USPS sent letters warning 46 states and the District of Columbia that ballots cast by mail may not arrive in time.
Over the weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci proved Trump right about mail-in voting after declaring that it is safe to vote in-person.
With the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats have been pushing for a vote-by-mail system, citing "safety" concerns.
There has been much debate about whether it will be safe enough to vote in person at polling locations.