A felony arrest warrant was granted in Las Vegas for Biden official Sam Brinton. He is the deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Energy and is best known for his identification as “non-binary.”
Brinton is charged with taking luggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The warrant cites a charge of grand larceny in the amount of between $1,200 and $5,000.
This is not the first such charge against Brinton. The deputy assistant secretary was arrested in November and charged with a felony for stealing designer luggage at the airport in Minneapolis.
According to the New York Post: “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 pointed out in an earlier article, the luggage theft was perhaps the least interesting aspect of the whole 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 his position at the Department of Energy after the Minneapolis charges.