Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

House Republicans Propose Impeachment Resolution Against Biden’s ATF Nominee

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Some House Republicans are aiming for a resolution to impeach President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), even though he hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate. For weeks, lawmakers have been deliberating on whether to nominate David Chipman, a former ATF agent who now works alongside gun-control groups, and it isn’t clear when Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) will bring his nomination up for a vote. Several Democrat senators, including Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), haven’t publicly endorsed Chipman. Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) and other Republicans proposed two articles of impeachment, including that Chipman has failed to “support and defend” the Second Amendment of the Constitution and alleged he lied to Congress when he denied claims that he lost his ATF-issued service weapon when he was an agent. In a statement, Rosendale characterized Chipman as an individual who, if confirmed, …

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