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Sullivan slams nominees David Chipman for ATF and Tracy Stone-Manning for BLM

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Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan took to the Senate floor today to express how troubled he is about a gun-control activist who is President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Speaking of David Chipman, the ATF nominee, Sullivan said, “He is another extreme activist, this time against the Second Amendment and Second Amendment rights. He will be in charge of an agency, if confirmed, that’s actually in charge of law enforcement in regard to firearms.”

Sullivan quoted Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who said putting Chipman in charge of firearms is like putting Antifa in charge of the Portland Police Department.

“If my colleagues believe that the Second Amendment is as important as other amendments … they wouldn’t be supporting Mr. Chipman as the head of ATF,” Sullivan said.

Chipman is well-known for his extremist views in defiance of the Second Amendment. Chipman has proposed that people who fail background checks should be arrested before they commit crimes.

Sullivan quoted Chipman saying in an interview, “This is a perfect opportunity to arrest people before they commit crimes, rather than arrest them after the fact.”

“Let that sink in..Let’s arrest people before they commit a crime,” Sullivan said. “He’s actually advocated arresting people who failed background checks. This is extreme, to say the least.”

Chipman also wants to ban any rifle other than a .22, which Sullivan said is not appropriate for Alaska. Chipman has lobbied for universal background checks, and to establish a national firearms transfer delay period.

Chipman’s confirmation vote has not yet been brought to the floor by Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY. But Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin said he would have no further hearings on Chipman’s nomination, in spite of new allegations of racism were lodged against Chipman last week. Neither Sullivan nor Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski serve on that committee, but Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas does serve on it, and has been vocal about his objection to Chipman.

Of Tracy Stone-Manning for the Bureau of Land Management, Sullivan said, “Somehow the president has decided to put forward someone who’s not just an extremist, but a violent extremist, a former eco-terrorist named Tracy Stone-Manning. This nominee clearly undertook activities, as part of a group called Earth First! — tree spiking, they call it — that’s actually meant to harm Americans who are legally harvesting logs and timber. That’s unbelievable that we’re actually even debating this nominee.”

Sullivan continued, “It’s disturbing and I ask that the president pull that nominee.”

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • He will never go through. It’s a tinder box waiting to ignite. Joe doesn’t want that fight right now. Just testing the waters.

  • The Biden administration is just like the Obama administration, consorting with criminals and advancing them in government while working toward the destruction of the society of hard working US citizens. The whole bunch should be run out of government and tried for their crimes.

  • Sullivan has limits on how far he’ll go in helping the Democrats destroy America.
    He’s good to go with election fraud and voting in an illegitimate president and then falsely claiming that there’s no evidence (when we all know the evidence is overwhelming but is being ignored).
    All of his post election posturing is just that…posturing.
    Nothing this POS does now can salvage his reputation.
    Sullivan needs to step aside for a real patriot…and, no, Kelly “The Swamp Rat From D.C.” Tshibaka isn’t any more real than Dan Sullivan.
    We need two senators who aren’t interested in working with the enemy (Democrats) to help destroy our country in the spirit of bipartisanship (like Don Young is so stupidly happy to do, hand in hand with his girlfriend Nancy).
    Our choices for elected representation aren’t limited to whoever the establishment Republicans serve up to us…in fact their picks haven’t been so good on the state or federal level for quite some time…maybe they’re part of the problem.

    • So going with communists then?

  • The DC swamp is no longer, it’s become a sewage lagoon. MSM is the lead ministry of information, corruption is commonplace and justice is out the window.

  • A felon trying to purchase a hand gun is a crime

  • When does the VOTE take place? Tracy Stone-Manning is not worthy of the responsibility and neither is David Chipman the ATF nominee. The Biden Administration is loading the deck with American Marxist that have no interest in respecting the Constitution of the United States of America. They can leave the country anytime…

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