Republicans want Biden’s non-binary aide, Sam Brinton, charged with theft

A group of House Republicans is demanding the resignation of a non-binary official in the Biden administration over allegations that he stole a suitcase from an airport in September.

Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia and 15 other Republicans were sent letter called on Energy Department Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday to fire Sam Brinton, the agency’s deputy assistant administrator for spent fuel and waste disposal.

Brinton was charged with stealing a purse valued at $2,325 in Minneapolis. Paul Airport on September 16.

“We demand Sam Brinton’s resignation and ask that you set aside petty politics and appoint only the most qualified and dedicated individuals to impact America’s energy sector,” the Republicans’ letter to Granholm said.

Sam Brinton was charged with stealing a purse worth $2,325 in Minneapolis. Paul Airport.
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Brinton, who uses their software, is caught on surveillance camera taking Vera Bradley’s suitcase and removing her ID.

Brinton, who became one of the federal government’s first non-gender-binary officials when she started at the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Power Division earlier this year, has been placed on leave.

“As an appointed official, Sam Brinton represents your department and the United States. It is simply not possible for someone to represent American values ​​and violate the nation’s criminal laws at the same time,” said the letter, signed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia and Louis Gohmert of Texas.

Sam Brinton in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., June 4, 2918.
16 Republicans called for Brinton’s resignation.
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“Brinton’s actions and your department’s lack of transparency in handling this matter reflect poorly on the Department of Energy and raise concerns about the Biden administration’s priorities in appointing senior officials. It is necessary that we do not let it go,” he continues.

The 35-year-old British man initially denied stealing the expensive bag, but later admitted the theft and said he was tired.

Law enforcement officials said they saw surveillance footage of him carrying the suitcase on at least two trips to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9. –

House Republicans have called for Department of Energy official Sam Brinton to be fired for allegedly stealing Vera Bradley's valuable suitcase in September.
Brinton works for the Department of Energy.
Sam Brinton/Instagram

Brinton, a nuclear engineer, was charged with theft of movable property without consent.

Clyde and his GOP cohorts also accused the Biden administration of causing the energy crisis through “reckless, radical and failed policies.”

“Your department must be committed to a pro-American energy agenda, focusing on restoring energy independence and lowering energy prices nationwide,” the mission said.

Sam Brinton was placed on leave by the Department of Energy in September after he was accused of stealing a suitcase from an airport.
Brinton was placed on leave by the Department of Energy in September after he was accused of stealing a suitcase from an airport.
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“However, to many Americans, you seem more interested in playing politics and protecting an employee who has confessed to felony theft than providing real solutions for hardworking Americans.” it is called.

The Energy Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Along with Clyde, Taylor Green and Gohmert, the letter was signed by representatives Brian Babin of Texas, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Rick Crawford of Arkansas, Yvette Herrell of New Mexico, Clay Higgins of Louisiana, Doug LaMalfa of California, Nancy Mays. Barry Moore of South Carolina, Alabama, Troy Nels of Texas, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, Bill Posey of Florida, Claudia Tenney of New York and Randy Weber of Texas.


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