House Oversight Committee Republicans called Friday on the U.S. Postal Service inspector general to produce documents related to Pennsylvania ballot-fraud claims, accusing Democrats of seeking to discredit a whistleblower before the investigation had been completed.
Republican Reps. James Comer and Jody Hice said that in a “highly unusual” move, the USPS deputy inspector general briefed committee staffers Tuesday about the ongoing investigation, telling them that postal worker Richard Hopkins had recanted his previous statement about possible backdating of ballots.
House Oversight Democrats trumpeted the news that night on Twitter. Mr. Hopkins, who first made his claims to Project Veritas, promptly denied that he had retracted his statement.
“Democrats turned a blind eye to Adam Schiff’s fake whistleblower during the impeachment scam but have quickly dismissed those pertaining to election integrity before all the facts are discovered,” Mr. Comer, the ranking committee member, said in a statement.
“There is public confusion about these allegations and the Office of the Inspector