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WATCH: Biden’s ATF nominee can’t define what assault weapons are

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The Biden administration’s nominee for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wouldn’t give the Senate Judiciary Committee a definition of assault weapons. Nominee David Chipman faced off with Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) during the hearing Wednesday.

“I’ve got 35 seconds left, define it for me would you please sir?” Kennedy asked. “What’s an assault weapon?”

Chipman cited the bill to ban assault weapons, saying it’s dozens of pages long. “There’s no way I could define an assault weapon,” he said.

“You’re going to run this agency and you don’t have a definition of assault weapon?” Kennedy asked.

“But I would be enforcing the definition that Members of Congress pass,” Chipman said.

“If you won’t answer my question how can I vote for you?” Kennedy said.

In fact, the Senate hasn’t agreed on a single nominee for this position for the last 15 years. There have only been acting directors all this time.

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Trump juror who was already sworn in fesses up, admits she cannot be ‘fair and unbiased’

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The latest scenario of one woman who has already been sworn in as a juror for former President Donald Trump’s trial is an indication of the complete improbability for a fair trial. Reporting from outside the New York City courthouse, MSNBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard explained the juror called the court to inform them that she did not know if she could actually be fair and impartial.

“She was asked to come to court this morning and went before the defense and went before the District Attorney’s office and answered questions about how she got to that conclusion” the reporter explains.

The juror discussed how she got calls, even yesterday, from friends, colleagues and family “questioning my identity as a juror.” She continued to say “I don’t believe I can be fair and unbiased and let the outside influences not affect me in the courtroom” the reporter quoted.

Hillyard’s report went on the emphasize the difficulty for these jurors in the next six to eight weeks because these are individuals who are supposed to be anonymous, yet we and the sides have some details about who these individuals are such as their neighborhoods and their occupations.

 

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