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Even though it's a 50-50 Senate, and Democrats hold the tie-breaking vote....it's the Republicans fault the Chipman nomination is being withdrawn. So sayeth the president in the fourth paragraph of the linked to article.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-pulling-atf-nomination-david-chipman-second-amendment-guns

 

Were I a Republican senator, I'd gladly take my share of the credit. But the president is being too generous.

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On 9/9/2021 at 8:40 PM, soundguy said:

 

It's a 48-2-50 Senate. Though King usually votes with the Democrats, I can see him being a Republican on this vote. And of course, Bernie!

The "two" caucus with the Democrats. And I think Manchin and Sinema would both vote with the Republicans on this. And very likely Testor from Montana.

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Trump Jr. appears to be claiming credit for sinking Chipman's nomination.

Business Insider

Business Insider said:

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In the evenly divided Senate, Chipman's confirmation would have rested on red-state Democrats, including Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, who face strong pro-gun lobbies and pressure from the right.

 

Trump Jr. targeted those lawmakers, publishing op-ed articles in newspapers in Montana and West Virginia in which he called Chipman "the greatest threat" to Americans' Second Amendment rights and said he would "shred" the amendment.

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The ATF, which is charged with enforcing the country's federal gun laws, has had only one Senate-confirmed leader since 2006, in part because of intense lobbying by the NRA and other pro-gun groups. Even the Trump administration's nominee was brought down by Republican activists and lawmakers.

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