Last week we read between the lines of a CNN article that hinted the Chipman nomination isn’t looking good. Now, with the number two Democrat in the Senate acknowledging “issues” with Chipman to a Dem-friendly outlet like Politico, that seals the deal. Chipman’s nomination is officially in deep sh!t.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Monday that “there are a lot of issues” with President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee the nation’s firearm regulations.
The Senate has yet to move forward on David Chipman’s nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A handful of moderate Democrats, including Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), have yet to say whether they’ll support his nomination.
Durbin acknowledged Monday that the whip count “is not where we want it yet, but there’s always a chance.”