Mr Barger’s support for Mr DeJoy throughout his widely criticised operational changes at the USPS was not terribly surprising, as both are Republicans.
However Mr DeJoy found a strategic ally in Mr Bloom, a Democrat who chaired the board.
Mr Bloom previously held several positions in the Obama administration including a role in the government bailout and reorganising of automakers Chrysler and General Motors.
Mr DeJoy was previously deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee, and served a role in the 2020 RNC convention.
Mr Biden does not have the authority to directly appoint or fire the Postmaster General, and is required to keep the nine-member board to a maximum of five members of the same party.
“[W]e have continued concerns about the Postmaster General’s leadership,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki during her Friday news briefing.
Earlier this year Mr DeJoy announced more service cuts as part of a 10-year plan to reform the agency’s finances. »