House Republicans push impeachment resolution against David Chipman as decision looms for moderate Senate Dems

House Republicans push impeachment resolution against David Chipman as decision looms for moderate Senate Dems

Some House Republicans are pushing a resolution to impeach David Chipman, President Biden’s nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) – even before he’s been confirmed by the Senate . The effort, which is more political messaging than anything, is led by Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont. It comes as at least five moderate Democrats remain undecided on the controversial nominee with a history of working for major gun control groups, and as the timing for Chipman’s final confirmation remains unclear. The White House and a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday about when the Chipman nomination could be brought up for a vote. This is despite the fact that Chipman advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote nearly a month ago. "The confirmation of David Chipman to the ATF would be a direct threat to the second amendment rights of Americans and the rule of law," Rosendale said in a statement about his impeachment resolution. "Not only has Chipman previously given false testimony to Congress, but his statements on gun-control are evidence that his confirmation would be a failure to support and defend our constitutional rights. If appointed, both are impeachable offenses and worthy of Congress to consider his removal." In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons on Capitol Hill in Washington. […]

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