Postal Service says it wants to ‘dispel myths’ after Sen. Tester’s statement

The U.S. Postal Service has released what appears to be a sharp rebuke to a U.S. senator, shedding light on a few more details about its plans for fairly drastic changes in Missoula and has stated the organization is trying to combat “mistruths, false narratives, misinformation and disinformation” that is a “gross offense against the public’s trust.”

Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester shot back with a barb of his own, accusing the USPS of spreading disinformation, “kneecapping” rural America and putting Missoula jobs on the chopping block.

This week, USPS vice president of corporate communications Jeffery A. Adams released a letter, written in a pointed tone, to “dispel some myths” about the Postal Service’s efforts in Missoula. He led his letter by recalling that in 2020, the USPS faced a $137 billion budget shortfall, was going to run out of cash in 60 days, had 30-year-old vehicles and had $20 billion in deferred maintenance.

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“Even more shocking, there was no plan to deal with this dire situation and that would create a self-sustaining, reliable Postal Service that could effectively serve Americans for years to come,” Adams wrote. “Now that

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