As President Trump continues to deny allegations of trying to sabotage the postal service and rig the upcoming elections, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has finally agreed to testify before a House panel next week after Tennessee Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper threatened to have him arrested.

There have been recent claims that the United States Postal Service was interfering in the upcoming elections. On August 15 Cooper, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanded DeJoy, the head of the United States Postal Service to respond to the allegations. Cooper threatened that he will have the House Sergeant at Arms arrest the head of the postal service if he failed to testify. 

“I called Speaker Pelosi today and asked her to call the House back into session immediately to deal with the crisis at the post office. Trump is attempting to sabotage the USPS,” he tweeted. "We need to subpoena the Postmaster General, and if he fails to appear, we should send the Sgt at Arms to arrest him. 

"It's not just ballots that are being slowed. It's life-saving medication and checks for our veterans and our elderly. Tampering with the mail is a federal crime, and DeJoy — on Trump's orders — is tampering,” he further added. 

"Over the past several weeks, there have been startling new revelations about the scope and gravity of operational changes you are implementing at hundreds of postal facilities without consulting adequately with Congress, the Postal Regulatory Commission, or the Board of Governors," House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat, wrote to DeJoy on August 16. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold also threatened the postmaster that legal action will be taken against him if doesn’t appear in Congress to testify against allegations against the postal service of colluding with the President to "suppress voters."

While DeJoy will now testify in an "urgent" House Oversight panel on August 24, President Trump continues to shrug off allegations that he was trying to derail mail-in voting ahead of this November's elections.

“We’re making it so it is going to be good, and we’re going to take care of our postal workers above all,” Trump said. “We’re not firing people, but the way they ran that thing for many years, this isn’t a Trump thing... This has been one of the disasters of the world the way it’s been run.”

“It’s been run horribly. And we’re going to make it good,” he added. “Now what am I supposed to do? Let it continue to run badly. So if you fix it, they say ‘oh he’s tampering with the election.’ No, we’re not tampering.”

Louis DeJoy U.S. Postmaster General Louis Dejoy arrives at a meeting at the office of Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol August 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images