A felony arrest warrant has been issued in Las Vegas for Biden official Sam Brinton. He is a deputy assistant secretary with the Department of Energy, most famous for identifying as ‘non-binary.’
Brinton stands accused of stealing luggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The warrant cites a charge of grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000.
This is the second such charge for the deputy secretary. In November, Brinton was charged with a felony after he was caught stealing designer luggage from the Minneapolis airport.
A Biden administration employee – and one of the federal government’s first gender non-binary officials – has been accused of stealing a travelor’s luggage from the Minneapolis airport in September.
Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, was charged with felony theft after allegedly snatching a Vera Bradley suitcase reportedly worth $2,325 from baggage claim at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on Sept. 16, according to court documents.
Brinton, who uses they/them pronouns, was captured on surveillance video grabbing the luggage and removing its ID tag identifying the owner, the filings state.
They were later seen using the Vera Bradley suitcase on at least two occasions, while traveling to Washington, DC on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9, investigators said.
As RedState writer Bonchie noted in an earlier report, the theft of the luggage was the least bizarre detail about the entire incident.
Brinton didn’t stop at just stealing the bag. He then went to a hotel, unloaded the bag’s contents into the drawers there, and kept using the bag for at least a month after. Does that sound like a case of mistaken identity? If you accidentally grab someone’s bag you don’t immediately remove the ID tag, empty it later that day, and walk around with it in the weeks after.
Further, Brinton didn’t even check a bag that day. That means he couldn’t have accidentally grabbed the woman’s bag because he had no bag of his own to get it confused with. The excuse that he got scared over a simple mistake doesn’t begin to add up given the fact pattern.
Brinton was placed on leave from the Department of Energy after the Minneapolis charges.
Jesse Watters: "We really hope Sam isn't the same guy that Biden hired. We hope it's a different guy with Sam middle and last name." pic.twitter.com/rCTSNMrccd
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