House GOP looks to impeach Biden ATF pick ahead of Senate confirmation

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 06: Former ATF Special Agent David Chipman (2nd R) speaks during a press conference hosted by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence with (L-R) singer Tony Bennett, LCPGV Executive Director Robyn Thomas, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), actor Adam Scott, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and actor Chris Rock at the U.S. Capitol February 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. The artists, activists and politicians called for manditory background check on all gun purchases among other restrictions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former ATF Special Agent David Chipman (2nd R) speaks during a press conference hosted by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:55 PM PT – Thursday, July 22, 2021

Some House Republicans have signaled they want to impeach Joe Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) nominee before he’s even been confirmed.

According to an impeachment resolution, David Chipman has failed to support and defend the Second Amendment, having previously worked for major gun control groups while also pushing anti-gun rhetoric. The resolution also claims Chipman lied to Congress when he allegedly denied losing his service weapon as an ATF agent.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) called Chipman “unusually divisive” and claimed he’s “made statements that demean law-abiding gun owners.” Meanwhile, at least five moderate Democrats remain undecided on Chipman and the party did not respond when asked about when his final confirmation would be.

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