Postal worker in Texas accused of throwing GOP candidate's mailer in the trash
On Friday, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls posted a video to Twitter that shows a postal worker dumping a stack of his campaign mailers in a dumpster. Nehls is running for the Republican nomination to House of Representatives in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District as a Republican. The incumbent Pete Olson (R) is retiring A runoff GOP primary election between Nehls and Kathaleen Wall is scheduled for July 14 in this R+10 district.It is not clear whether this was political or just laziness on the part of the postal worker. Either way, it is apparently a federal offense. The GOP candidate running against Nehls has advertised heavily on the radio.
In the video below, the driver is seen pulling up to the dumpster, getting out, and throwing something in the trash. Nehls said the person attempted to hide the mailers before discarding them.
“A US Postal worker was just caught on video throwing a stack of my campaign mailers in a dumpster. Some patriots nearby heard a noise when she tossed them in & went to investigate. They found a stack of them and called me. No wonder people are skeptical of mail-in voting,” he said on Twitter.
Yes, this is a felony. But we can’t help but wonder if this person will manage to get off since laws only seem to apply to one side these days.
Nehls says his campaign relies on mailers because he can’t afford television commercials.