It’s expected that all 50 Senate Republicans will vote to oppose Chipman’s confirmation. From the sounds of this Washington Post article, there’s at least a handful of Democrats in the same boat:
The White House and Senate Democrats are struggling to secure support in their own ranks to install David Chipman as head of the [ATF] […]
[…]A month has passed since Chipman’s nomination deadlocked in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a handful of Democratic senators from states friendly to gun rights have declined to far to support him[…]
[…]On Tuesday, Durbin — who is also the Senate Democrats’ whip, or chief vote-counter — acknowledged again that the votes are not there yet for Chipman to win confirmation.
With the Senate split 50/50, they’d require all 50 Dems to vote “yes” for Chipman to get him confirmed. It sounds like Angus King (I-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and likely others are on the “no” side of the fence.
Frankly, it’s shocking that Chipman’s nomination has lasted this long. He’s so radical, has so many issues and so much baggage, I think it’s fair to say that we expected him to be rejected long ago. But, alas, defeating his nomination isn’t a done deal so you need to call your representatives — Senate (and Congress also, just ‘cuz), D and R alike — and tell them they need to actively oppose Chipman’s nomination.
For more info, visit www.FightChipman.com
Update: an earlier version of this article included a photo originally thought to be of Chipman, but which is now accepted to be a photo of somebody else. I did not realize this was the case when I pulled the photo from media archives. It has been removed and replaced with a new photo that is most definitely of Mr. Chipman. — Jeremy S.
That is not Chipman in the photo.
Then who is it?
chuck norris, obv.
Thank you, Bob. I did not realize that photo was determined to not actually be of Chipman. I’ve edited the article.
“With the Senate split 50/50, they’d require all 50 Dems to vote “yes” for Chipman to get him confirmed.”
Would that were so. With Senate Republicans like Mitt Romney? Not nearly as comforting an assurance.
If there’s anyone an expert on being a “stone cold loser”, it’s the one who first thing in the morning, starts his feeble trolling.
I mean, seriously – Look what other TTAG commenters have said about him :
“…don’t go away mad . . . just go away. You are ignorant, stupid, witless, unfunny, uneducated, inept, lacking in ability to engage in ratiocination, ignorant and generally a pain in the @$$…”
Dance, troll, I order you to continue your obsessive psychotic behavior… 😉
DC in DC 2024.
Dave needs to drop the BATFE and run for President.
the dems are awfully diabolical
what if they ran him knowing full well he wouldnt get confirmed
so that the next guy they nominate would
because they know that theres no way the republicans would hold together to defeat two nominees for the same post in a row
i dont know
but i what i do know is that wherever i see democrats operating
ive learned to
Yeah well, that agency went a long time withou9t a permanent head, so nothing is lost by not acting on a nominee. Perhaps they are waiting for the midterms to see if they can change the calculus in the Senate. It’s a gamble to do that, of course, but they’ve got nothing else. “The Powers That Be” have apparently decided that pulling chapped Chipmunk would cost Biden too much face.
Chipman is the second BATFE Director nominee to be shot down. They rightfully nixed Trump’s nominee, Canterbury, who was a pro-AWB, pro-mag limit, and testified that Sotomayor would be a great 2A defender.
He’s been under consideration for so long is he not only serves as a perfect object of intimidation for the socialists/communists but he also siphons attention and focus from something else that is most likely far worse.
I think that more than a couple Democrats just want this to go away. They really don’t want to vote on this one way or the other and just hope the confirmation dies and doesn’t get a vote.
They know he’s a terrible human being and a terrible choice. However he is being appointed by whom they deem as God himself. If not at least superior to God himself in every way. So it’s really a matter of personal morals over heresy.
How long are they going to string this out? Yes people have short memories. Give it long enough, people move on, quit caring and don’t remember what they had for breakfast yesterday. Are they going to try and wait this out and maybe folks will forget what a galactic douche bag Chipman really is? Maybe if Biden falls down the stairs getting off AF1 or something really neat, we might forget what an anti-2nd A loser Chipman is….for about 30 seconds but I doubt it. We ain’t done with you Chimpface….not by a long shot.
A half slice of pizza, found it in the second trash dumpster 30 steps past the apartment with 3 barking chihuahuas.
“An earlier version of this article included a photo originally thought to be of Chipman, but which is now accepted to be a photo of somebody else… It has been removed and replaced with a new photo that is most definitely of Mr. Chipman.”
I don’t know — the new photo looks a lot like comedian Jim Carrey in the movie “Liar, Liar”, where Jim Carrey said in court, “I hold myself in contempt!”
I would have included a link to a photo of Jim Carrey as proof, but for some reason, any TTAG comment with a web link in it tends to get kicked out as “spam.”