Reagan McCarthy from Townhall reports, The confirmation of Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), David Chipman, received another blow on Tuesday. GOP Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), who has voted for some of Biden’s nominees, announced that she will not support Chipman’s controversial nomination.
The Washington Post reported| The White House is reportedly preparing to withdraw David Chipman, a highly controversial nominee, from consideration to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), The Washington Post reported on Thursday morning.
Chipman’s nomination was followed with bipartisan opposition on account of his anti-second amendment stances. Via WaPo:
The White House is planning to withdraw David Chipman’s nomination to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week amid bipartisan pushback over his gun control advocacy, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.
President Biden nominated Chipman, who worked at ATF for more than two decades before joining the gun control group led by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), in April as part of a larger effort to curb gun violence.
The White House declined to comment. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak freely about the nominee.
Chipman was grilled by Republican senators during his confirmation hearings, and could not give Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) the definition of an “assault weapon.”
Chipman is the second nominee for a major post that the Biden administration has been forced to withdraw.