Several House Republicans have realized they can not rely on the David Chipman confirmation to fail in the Senate and have decided to take things into their own hands. These members of the GOP have begun pushing a resolution to impeach David Chipman.
Montana Republican Matt Rosendale is leading the effort to impeach David Chipman before he even gets confirmed.
Rosendale’s words via Fox News:
“The confirmation of David Chipman to the ATF would be a direct threat to the second amendment rights of Americans and the rule of law,” Rosendale said in a statement about his impeachment resolution. “Not only has Chipman previously given false testimony to Congress, but his statements on gun-control are evidence that his confirmation would be a failure to support and defend our constitutional rights. If appointed, both are impeachable offenses and worthy of Congress to consider his removal.”
The impeachment resolution includes two articles, one alleging that Chipman has failed to “support and defend” the Second Amendment and thus the Constitution, and a second alleging that he lied to Congress when he denied allegations that he lost his service weapon as an ATF agent.
In addition to Rosendale, there are 11 House Republicans co-sponsoring the resolution. Among the representatives are; Bob Good (R-Va.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.)
While this resolution is most likely to accomplish nothing it certainly sends a message. That message being David Chipman is unfit to serve in the position he was nominated for.