David Chipman should not even be considered to head up the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF itself has an awful history of overreaching its role and taking guns away from legal owners. However, Chipman is something else: an anti-gun fanatic with blood on his hands from the Waco Massacre and a complete lack of respect for our Second Amendment.
To think that he’s about to possibly get confirmed in the Democrat-run Senate is a nightmare. Thankfully, there is hope.
West Virginia @Sen_JoeManchin could be the deciding vote on Biden’s lunatic, gun-grabbing ATF nominee David Chipman. It’s time for Manchin to decide whether he’s for the Second Amendment or not. This is the ultimate test. Call and tell him to #StopChipman (202) 224-3954 pic.twitter.com/aLrfngFsiC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 19, 2021
Here’s the Hope on Chipman’s Nomination
The fact is that the Democrats are not fully falling in line to get Chipman concerned. Could it be there are still a few sane members left? One person on the line is Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. If Manchin denies Chipman his vote, that could shut him down from getting the gun-grabbing power he craves.
However, if Chipman does get through, Republicans have a backup plan, and it just might work. If Chipman does become head of the ATF then the GOP is going to impeach him.
On What Grounds Would GOP Impeach Chipman?
The draft resolution for impeaching Chipman goes as follows: Chipman lied in sworn testimony that he’s never lost or had a firearm stolen from him. His coworkers at the ATF said he misplaced his own service weapon in his vehicle once which was then stolen.
False statements before members of the Senate are a crime. This makes Chipman a liar and unfit to serve as head of the ATF. He should therefore be impeached and barred from any further offices of federal power in the United States.
This just scratches the surface of Chipman’s hate for the Constitution and gun rights, but it’s a clean and clear explanation of how he broke the law and why he should not be the head of the ATF on legal grounds. There is a chance it could work to remove him if the GOP was able to prove he lied about having a gun stolen from him.
Biden’s ATF nominee David Chipman says American gun owners think they are “Tiger King.”
Tells them to put their guns away behind their “cans of tuna and beef jerky.” pic.twitter.com/qQjYGowshw
— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) July 21, 2021
The Problem is This
The real problem here is that even if Republicans tried to get this beyond the draft stage there is absolutely no way that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would let this resolution ever get past that stage. At this point, therefore, the draft impeachment is just to alert the public about Chipman’s problematic history.
The man has made fun of gun owners on multiple occasions and has all sorts of dirt in his past. It’s imperative that talk about impeachment doesn’t become the only defense conservatives have against this anti-gun lunatic.
He needs to be blocked from ever getting confirmed as head of the ATF. As Don Trump Jr. said, people need to call the office of folks (such as Senator Manchin) to strongly urge him not to confirm the anti-American Chipman and to make sure Chipman stays far away from heading a powerful agency, such as the ATF.