Sam Brinton, a newly-notorious member of President Joe Biden's highly eclectic gang of far-left administration officials, is facing new accusations of stealing luggage at a Nevada airport – just weeks after news broke that he was facing similar charges stemming from an incident in Minnesota, as Fox News reports.
The new case against Brinton, who was tapped in June to serve as the administration's deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition, means that he now faces up to a decade in prison between the two pending theft prosecutions.
According to the New York Post, a warrant was issued Thursday for Brinton – who uses they/them pronouns – on grand larceny charges in connection with an alleged theft of luggage said to have occurred at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.
The alleged criminal act is said to have occurred on July 6, and the value of items Brinton is accused of stealing is pegged between $1,200 and $5,000, according to court documents reviewed by the outlet.
Fox News further revealed that the luggage at issue notably contained $1,700 worth of jewelry, clothing valued at $850, and makeup valued at $500.
According to the police report filed in the matter, a female traveler headed to Las Vegas from Washington, D.C. indicated that a piece of luggage she had checked before departure had gone missing, but that security camera footage later revealed “a white male adult wearing a white T-shirt with a large rainbow colored atomic nuclear symbol design” walking off with a bag fitting the relevant description and swiftly leaving the airport.
Interestingly, once media reports regarding allegations of Brinton's involvement in a strikingly similar case in Minnesota hit the airwaves in late November, authorities in Las Vegas “immediately recognized” the outspoken and flamboyant sometimes-drag queen and LGBTQ activist at the suspect from the video footage and set about confirming that they had been on the July 6 flight at issue.
Further cementing the accusations against Brinton was the discovery of an Instagram post from their account featuring a selfie in which they were wearing the rainbow-themed atomic symbol tee, Fox News added.
The Las Vegas Police Department report documenting the incident declared, “Brinton demonstrated several signs of abnormal behavior while taking the victim's luggage which are cues suspects typically give off when committing luggage theft. Specifically, Brinton pulled the victim's luggage from the carousel and examined the tag.”
“Then placing it back on the carousel, looking in all directions for anyone who might be watching, or might approach. Pulling it back off the carousel and demonstrating the same behavior by looking around before walking away with it quickly. Brinton only having checked one piece of luggage, which Brinton had already claimed from the carousel, had no reason to be examining and taking any other pieces of luggage,” the report stated.
As if Brinton was not in enough trouble in Nevada, they are also slated to appear in a Minnesota court later in December to face charges in the aforementioned Minneapolis incident in which he is accused of taking luggage with a total value of $2,325 earlier this fall.
Considering Brinton's mounting legal problems as well as prior controversies related to his frequent public promotion of sexual kink and fetishes, one might assume that he would have already lost his well-paid, relatively visible federal job. But one would be wrong.
Though Brinton has been placed on leave from the Energy Department, a growing number of Republican lawmakers are demanding additional consequences by calling for his resignation, as the Washington Examiner reports.
A letter recently sent to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm by 15 GOP legislators reads, “As an appointed official, Sam Brinton represents both your Department and the United States. It is simply not possible for an individual to represent American values and simultaneously violate the felony laws of the land.” Whether their words will prompt any action, however, only time will tell.