A.G. Derek Schmidt chides President Joe Biden on ATF, education nominees, as well as teaching of race in schools
Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined 19 Republican attorneys general in urging the U.S. Senate to oppose President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the federal agency charged with enforcing gun laws.
While the letter, released Wednesday, will likely have little effect on the ongoing debate over David Chipman‘s qualifications to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it is the latest in a series of efforts from Schmidt to weigh in on national issues.
Last week, Schmidt joined a group of colleagues in urging Biden’s education secretary, Miguel Cardona, to change course from how his department has proposed funding civics and history education in schools.
The moves come as Schmidt embarks on the early days of his 2022 bid to challenge Gov. Laura Kelly for the governorship. He will first have to beat out his main rival for the Republican nomination, former Gov. Jeff Colyer.
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