The Senate Judiciary Committee held their business meeting this morning to consider a handful of nominations. Included in the list was that of Steven Dettelbach to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The vote of his nomination was an 11-11 tie.
11-11 party line tie vote in Senate Judiciary Cmte for Steven Dettelbach, President Biden’s 2nd nominee to be ATF Director. Schumer plans to schedule a Senate vote this afternoon to discharge his nomination from the cmte for future floor action.— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) June 16, 2022
Given that all the Democrats who “support the Second Amendment but…” are in line to vote for him along with at least one or two RINOs, I think he will be confirmed. While not as obviously bad as David Chipman, he does have an anti-gun history and will do his damnedest to screw over gun owners through regulation.
GOA released this Tweet on his nomination. While it may be a bit futile, it still might alert the Republicans who are capitulating on gun control that it is not that smart of a move after all.
Biden's gun-grabbing ATF nominee gets an 11-11 tie in the Senate Judiciary Cmte., but Schumer & Co. are still planning to force a full vote on his confirmation. Tell your senators to vote no, and to oppose the "compromise" legislation under consideration right now!— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) June 16, 2022