New York, New York - While most of her colleagues in the US Senate are grappling with the hard work of the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has instead been focused on one of her favorite obsessions: post offices.
In recent months, Gillibrand, who has proposed converting all 31,585 US retail post offices into banking branches, has also taken the lead in sponsoring bills to rename post offices.
“While important issues such as the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are debated, our do-nothing representative in Washington leads the Senate in sponsoring bills to rename post offices,” said U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley.
An article in today's Roll Call, “What Has Congress Done Lately? Name Post Offices," reports that about a fifth of enacted laws amount to little more than a federal name change. Who takes the lead on this "work"? New York’s own Kirsten Gillibrand.
According to Roll Call, "In the Senate, New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand has sponsored five bills that would name post office buildings after local politicians, the Tuskegee Airmen, and suffragette Mabel Lee.”
Said Farley, “On the issues that really matter, Kirsten Gillibrand is absent from New York. That’s clear as she has passed only one bill in almost 12 years in Washington. To pad her dismal record, she has decided to start renaming post offices. New York deserves better.”