‘This is an Outrage’: South Florida Congresswoman Denied Access to USPS Facilities Over Concerns

What to Know

  • NBC 6 cameras were at both facilities where Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted to do a spot check after speaking with union members
  • The congresswoman says she received pictures showing mail dating as far back as July at facilities in the area
  • Wasserman Schultz told NBC 6 she went to one of the facilities in Opa-locka in February

A member of Congress from South Florida was denied entry to United States Postal Service facilities early Friday morning as questions remain over mail times for ballots ahead of the upcoming general election.

NBC 6 cameras were at both facilities in Opa-locka and Northwest Miami-Dade where Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted to do a spot check after speaking with union members about conditions at processing centers across the area.

Caution tape was reportedly placed over a gate in the early morning hours at the first facility visited in Opa-locka to block entry.

NBC 6’s Julia Bagg has reaction from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who sits on the oversight committee for the United States Postal Service.

“This is an outrage, an absolute outrage,” Wasserman Schultz
said. “If they think they are going to throw a bed sheet over what’s going on
behind these doors, they are mistaken.”

Wasserman Schultz told NBC 6 she went to the same facility in February without needing the extra process after being told she would have to go through a training session before being allowed to enter.

She was also denied access to a second facility in Northwest Miami-Dade later in the morning.

The congresswoman, who sits on the House oversight committee for the USPS, says she received pictures showing mail dating as far back as July at facilities in the area.

NBC 6 reached out to the USPS for comment but has not heard
back from them.