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Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz prevented from entering mail facility

The entrance to the parking lot was blocked by a Postal Service police car and caution tape.

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was stopped by USPS police and told she could not go inside of two mail sorting facilities, according to MSNBC.

At 4 a.m., Wasserman Schultz was supposed to be on a tour of the Royal Palm Processing and Distribution Center in Opa-Locka, Florida, but the entrance to the parking lot was blocked by a Postal Service police car and caution tape.

She was blocked again at the Miami Processing and Distribution Center a few hours later. Wasserman Schultz was met in the lobby by two Postal Service police officers.

READ MORE: Postal chief DeJoy has long leveraged connections, dollars

Wasserman is responsible for the House Oversight Committee and was unable to do her job. She was informed by union members, who shared pictures with her, that mail was received on July 23, and was still undelivered.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) speaks about her experiences during a trip to Israel and Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of a bipartisan delegation from the House of Representatives on January 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

The pictures have not been verified, NBC News reported.

As theGrio previously reported, Postmaster General Louis Dejoy, a Republican donor and ally of President Donald Trump, has been under fire for the sudden changes in the USPS.

These changes come as the nation relys on mail-in ballots for its upcoming election.

“If DeJoy thinks he can just throw a bed sheet [sic] over what’s going on behind these doors, he is sadly mistaken. It looked like the post master [sic] had something to hide,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.

READ MORE: Democrats investigate the head of USPS after sudden changes

“Without access to these public facilities, the public is blindfolded to the problems or fixes taking place there. DeJoy cannot delay the mail and delay oversight of these facilities.”

She also said DeJoy has already “obstructed the committee” by not providing documents and data as requested, NBC News reported.

Kim Fuller, a spokeswoman of the USPS, said the reason Wasserman Schultz was denied was because the facilities were not aware of her visit. Fuller advised her camp to set an appointment.

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