Matt Gaetz says the U.S. Postal Service should not be keeping tabs on citizens’ lives.
The Florida Republican told former Trump White House adviser Sebastian Gorka the recent reports of a program known as the Internet Covert Operations Program, which involves analysts combing through social media sites looking for “inflammatory” postings and then sharing those posts with government agencies, demonstrates that a “deep state” exists within the federal government.
“This is classic government, OK? … The post office has an internet covert operations program to spy on the social media political behavior of our fellow Americans,” Gaetz said on Monday, touting his proposed legislation that would defund the program. “If folks don’t think the deep state is real … this is the example that shows that even at the post office, the government is growing out of control and into our lives.”
The USPS did not immediately respond