Biden Talked Tough During Speech, But He Was Just Dealt Another Major Blow
The president may have talked tough during his speech highlighting his attack plan to deal with the coronavirus but Joe is all talk.
On the same day of his speech his administration was dealt another massive blow, he was forced to withdraw anti-gun radical David Chipman as the nominee to head the ATF. Chipman was in favor of gun bans and was planning on being Biden’s tool to impose strict restrictions on the AR-15.
That all went up in smoke after Senator Angus King (I-Maine) – who usually caucuses with Democrats – told the administration he would not support the nominee. Democrat Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana remained noncommittal.
Chipman didn’t have a prayer of getting any support from Republicans either. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Chipman was an “anti-gun extremist” and demanded the White House withdraw his nomination.
Biden’s nominee views were so extreme that he had trouble getting out of committee.
During his confirmation hearing, Senate Republicans pressed Chipman over a recent interview in which he said new gun owners who have no training should only bring their guns out “if the zombies start to appear.” The nominee responded that the comments were “self-deprecating.”
The committee deadlocked on the nomination along party lines, which would have forced the Senate to vote to discharge him.
Gun control advocates are furious because they know Biden is going to struggle to find someone as extreme as Chipman.
“I am truly upset,” tweeted Guttenberg, a Biden ally. “We have weak people serving the Senate such as @SenAngusKing who chose to listen to ‘regulated industry.’ Sadly the White House failed to put up a fight on this.”
I am truly upset. @davidchipman is a good man and was the right person for the job. We have weak people serving in the Senate such as @SenAngusKing who chose to listen to “regulated industry.” Sadly the White House failed to put up a fight on this.https://t.co/4ojiVI1HKV
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 9, 2021
Chipman isn’t the only nominee getting dumped, Biden’t pick for the White House Office of Management and Budget was also dropped.