Maloney, chairwoman of the committee, said in a statement to CNN Tuesday that if the allegations are true, the postmaster general “could face criminal exposure — not only for his actions in North Carolina, but also for lying to our Committee under oath.”
“We will be investigating this issue, but I believe the Board of Governors must take emergency action to immediately suspend Mr. DeJoy, who they never should have selected in the first place,” the Democrat said.
“When we got our bonuses, let’s just say they were bigger, they exceeded expectations — and that covered the tax and everything else,” he said.
Young donated more than $19,000 while at the company, according to the Post, and said “no one was ever forced to or lost a job because they didn’t, but if people contributed, their raises and their bonuses were bumped up to accommodate that.”
Monty Hagler, spokesman for DeJoy, told CNN in a statement Monday that DeJoy “believes that all campaign fundraising laws and regulations should be complied with in all respects.”
Hagler added that DeJoy had “sought and received legal advice” from a former general counsel for the Federal Election Commission to ensure the company was complying with the law.
CNN has reached out to Hagler about the investigation.
The postmaster general told Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee when he testified before the House committee last month that he never repaid executives for making donations to the Trump campaign.
“That’s an outrageous claim, sir, and I resent it,” DeJoy said.
That question to DeJoy was specifically about activities related to President Donald Trump’s campaign but not about the wrongdoing alleged by Young years earlier.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats also called for an investigation following the report.
“These are very serious allegations that must be investigated immediately, independent of Donald Trump’s Justice Department,” the New York Democrat said in a statement, adding that the North Carolina attorney general “is the right person to start this investigation.”
CNN’s Lauren Fox and Paul LeBlanc contributed to this report.