Reports indicate that the Department of Energy (DOE) has dismissed a non-binary top nuclear waste official who has been accused of several luggage thefts. “Sam Brinton is no longer a DOE employee.
By law, the Department of Energy cannot comment further on personnel matters,” a spokesperson for the DOE informed the Daily Beast on Monday.
The Post has requested a statement from the agency on this issue.
According to sources, the 35-year-old Sam Brinton, who served as a deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy under the Biden administration, was charged with stealing a suitcase from a Minneapolis airport in September and another woman’s bag from a Las Vegas airport in July.
These allegations led to Brinton’s termination from their position.
Brinton, who was appointed to his former position in June, was caught on surveillance cameras making off with a $320 bag from Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport’s baggage claim area — a bag that contained more than $3,500 worth of jewelry, clothing and makeup, according to police.
Brinton, who uses they/them pronouns and does not identify exclusively as either male or female, was described by a detective as “a white male adult wearing a white T-shirt with a large rainbow-colored atomic nuclear symbol design” in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s arrest warrant.
Brinton faces felony grand larceny charges in the Las Vegas theft case and felony theft charges for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport incident, where Brinton is accused of snatching a woman’s Vera Bradley suitcase with items inside valued at $2,325 from baggage claim.
The nuclear waste official was placed on leave from the agency following the Minneapolis theft accusation.
Last week, a group of House Republicans led by Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde called on Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to remove Brinton from the DOE.
“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,” Clyde and 15 other Republicans wrote in a letter to the secretary.
The DOE hailed Brinton in June as a “well-known advocate for LGBTQ youth.”
“Sam is also a well-known advocate for LGBTQ youth and helped to secure protections against the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy in more than half of the country,” the DOE said.
Brinton faces up to five years in prison for the Minnesota theft and up to 10 years’ jail time for the Las Vegas heist.
Good, we don’t need mentally unstable morons like this having access to nuclear secrets. “He” can go back to doing drag or whatever garbage this idiot does. He is not a they since there is only one of him amale to be exact trying to live as a fake female on his inhinged days. SICK! SICK! SICK! Good riddance!
Open up the mental asylums again for crying out loud!
justice is too hang, IT.