ATF Agents Corroborate Existence of Racial Complaint Against Biden Director Nominee, Fear Reprisals and Hit to Agency Effectiveness

Multiple ATF sources back up the existence of a complaint alleging President Biden’s nominee to lead ATF, David Chipman, made racist comments during his previous stint at the agency.

“He made some comments that he was surprised by the number of African Americans who have made it onto a specific promotional list,” a current ATF official told The Reload. “So, his insinuation was that they had to have cheated. Which is kind of despicable.”

A former ATF agent who worked directly with Chipman said he heard the same story.

“That one had to do with what’s called the assessment center, which would be to get promoted,’ the former agent told The Reload. “Somebody would have had to file a complaint against him if he were a supervisor making those statements.”

The current ATF official said the allegation ended his time in Detroit.

“He left Detroit because of that,” he said. “He did not leave Detroit on the best of terms. His reputation was that he was not nice to people.”

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ATF Agents Corroborate Existence of Racial Complaint Against Biden Director Nominee, Fear Reprisals and Hit to Agency Effectiveness
Stephen Gutowski
July 28, 2021
3:08 pm
Multiple ATF sources back up the existence of a complaint alleging President Biden’s nominee to lead ATF, David Chipman, made racist comments during his previous stint at the agency.

The agents, who have decades of experience at the agency, told The Reload they heard the accusation that Chipman denigrated black ATF agents up for promotion. The officials said they heard about Chipman’s alleged comments before they were referenced in a recent lawsuit seeking the release of the complaint.

“He made some comments that he was surprised by the number of African Americans who have made it onto a specific promotional list,” a current ATF official told The Reload. “So, his insinuation was that they had to have cheated. Which is kind of despicable.”

A former ATF agent who worked directly with Chipman said he heard the same story.

“That one had to do with what’s called the assessment center, which would be to get promoted,’ the former agent told The Reload. “Somebody would have had to file a complaint against him if he were a supervisor making those statements.”

The current ATF official said the allegation ended his time in Detroit.

“He left Detroit because of that,” he said. “He did not leave Detroit on the best of terms. His reputation was that he was not nice to people.”

The details of the story told by the agents closely match those outlined in a Daily Caller News Foundation interview with Tom Jones, the American Accountability Foundation (AAF) president, on one of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints being sought by his group. That Freedom of Information Act lawsuit alleges there were two EEOC complaints filed against Chipman. One of those complaints relates to comments Chipman made implying black agents could not have performed as well as they did on a promotions assessment.

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) asked Chipman about the complaints in written questions for the nominee. Chipman admitted the complaints existed but did not reveal their contents and said, “both complaints were resolved without any finding of discrimination, and no disciplinary action was taken against me,” according to Fox News. The details of the racist comments Chipman is accused of making had not been corroborated before now. The Reload has not been able to verify the veracity of the allegation Chipman made racist remarks, only that the allegation exists and was known to some agents before the filing of the AAF lawsuit.

Jones said the Senate should force the complaints to be made public.

“The Senate must refuse to move on Chipman’s nomination until these hidden files are made public,” he said in a statement. “The Senate cannot ignore possible charges of racism.”

Biden’s pick for ATF Director is a bigot.

Of course he is, he is a radical Leftist, they are all bigots.

But this one got caught being a bigot out loud to black ATF agents and there is a record of it.

Now the Republicans are going to expose this and ask the Democrats to decide if Chipman is important enough to the Democrat Party where they can promote him despite his racism (like Joe Biden, Andrew Cuomo, or Ralph Northam) or if they have to throw him under the bus to stand by their anti-racist principles.

That is Chipman’s real test, how valuable is he to the party.

I can’t wait to see Chipman face questions about why he didn’t think black ATF agents deserved promotion and why that got him reassigned out of Detroit.

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  1. I’ve called my senators and registered my displeasure with David Chipman. Short and sweet: Hello, I’m _name_, I’m a resident of _city_,_state_. I am requesting that my Senator NOT confirm David Chipman as head of the ATF. We would not want a board member of the NRA as head of the ATF. We no more want a lobbyist from an anti-gun organization as head of the ATF.”

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