Politics

KLEPTO KINK?! Brinton Accused of Stealing Second Bag at Las Vegas Airport

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.09.22

This story keeps getting stranger.

According to a report from The New York Post, Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, has been accused of stealing more luggage —this time, from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.

From The New York Post:

A felony warrant on grand larceny charges was issued for Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, 8 News Now reported Thursday.

Brinton, who made history as one of the federal government’s first gender-fluid officials, allegedly stole luggage from another traveler at Harry Reid International Airport in Vegas on an unknown date, according to the outlet.

Details about the alleged theft are scarce, but 8 News Now stated Brinton, 35, was charged with grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000.

The energy official, who uses they/them pronouns, reportedly has sticky fingers for suitcases.

Brinton was placed on leave from the Department of Energy after they were charged with felony theft for reportedly snatching a woman’s Vera Bradley suitcase from baggage claim at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on Sept. 16, according to court documents.

R​ep. ​Andrew Clyde (R-GA) and 15 other Republicans sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday calling for their removal from the department.

“We demand the resignation of Sam Brinton, and we implore you to set aside petty politics and appoint only the most qualified and dedicated individuals to influence America’s energy sector​,” the GOP lawmakers wrote.

More over at The New York Post:

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