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Conn. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Reacts To Steve Bannon's Arrest

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Susan Walsh
Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro commented on Former Trump Administration advisor Steve Bannon’s arrest, which took place Thursday by agents with the Postal Inspection Service on a boat off the coast of Connecticut. She spoke after she heard postal workers share how the Trump administration’s cuts to their agency hindered mail delivery.

“It’s very interesting that this all occurred as the Trump Administration is trying to undermine the postal service in what is a crucial election year,” she said.

DeLauro said she’s supporting legislation that would undo the cuts and prepare for vote-by-mail. She said post offices in Wallingford and Hartford have seen their sorting machines disassembled already.

DeLauro also celebrated Connecticut’s lawsuit against a top Trump campaign donor appointed to run the postal service. It aims to halt the drastic cuts he’s made to the agency.

“He is trying to dismantle the postal service for their own political purposes, because they want to say that the election is rigged," DeLauro said. "And this is really unconscionable."

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.