Biden’s former ATF nominee Chipman accuses White House of abandoning him during confirmation

Biden's former ATF nominee Chipman accuses White House of abandoning him during confirmation

President Biden’s former nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said he felt like an “island” during his confirmation process. In a Wednesday interview, David Chipman said he thought it was “unusual” that he never spoke to anyone at the White House following his nomination. “In the back of my mind, I always thought that there would be a Plan B, but so far there hasn’t been,” Chipman told The New York Times . WHITE HOUSE TO WITHDRAW CONTROVERSIAL ATF NOMINEE DAVID CHIPMAN Chipman faced fierce backlash from pro-gun rights groups almost immediately following his nomination earlier this year. The 25-year ATF veteran has made a name for himself as a strong advocate for increased regulations of guns and has returned to his role as an advisor for Giffords, a gun control advocacy group named after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona who was shot while in office. Biden pulled Chipman’s nomination Sept. 9 after his confirmation failed to get through the Senate when independent Sen. Angus King of Maine failed to caucus with the Democratic Party. Had Angus thrown his weight behind the nominee, Chipman’s nomination would have likely been secured with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris. King’s opposition to Chipman did not come as a surprise to the nominee, who met with the Maine senator in July. Chipman said King informed him that his “friends who are gun dealers in Maine” disapproved of Chipman for the top job. […]

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