BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of
the Senate Judiciary Committee, today applauded the Biden Administration’s reported
plan to finally withdraw the nomination of David Chipman to lead the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Chipman’s long record as a partisan, anti-Second Amendment activist raised
plenty of concerns about how he’d administer federal firearms laws. But that
wasn’t the only cause for concern. The record he concealed from Congress, some
of which remains hidden to this day, about how he treated
his fellow employees while at the ATF confirms his lack of fitness to lead the
agency. The employees of the ATF and the American people deserve an ATF
director who carries out the mission of the agency with respect for the
Constitution and for all agency employees,” Grassley said.