A Biden administration official has been charged with stealing a passenger's luggage from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Sam Brinton, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition at the Energy Department, was charged with a felony for alleged theft.
Earlier in the year, Brinton became the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition at the Energy Department,
Man Charged with Felony Theft Identified as 'Gender Fluid' Biden Official via @WestJournalism https://t.co/WyLWtgqneY
— Carrie Hartwig (@CarrieMyHart) November 28, 2022
Brinton made headlines in June for becoming the first "gender fluid" member of the Biden administration.
"It’s official. As of June 19th, I now serve my nation as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy," Brinton tweeted at the time.
“As one of if not the very first openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership, I was welcomed with open arms into the Department of Energy all the way up to the Secretary whom I shared the stage with in a Pride month celebration panel just today,” Brinton added.
It’s official. As of June 19th, I now serve my nation as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Department of Energy. pic.twitter.com/zLq3Bf97X2
— Sam Brinton (@sbrinton) June 29, 2022
"[O]n Sept. 16 there was a complaint at the MSP airport from a female that her bag was missing when she went to pick it up at baggage claim, Alpha News reported," The Western Journal reported.
"Law enforcement checked surveillance video which reportedly showed Brinton taking the bag and removing the luggage tag and then returning to the airport two days later with the bag.
"Later, surveillance video also reportedly showed Brinton with the bag yet again on Oct. 9 at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia," the report added.
Meanwhile at airports… 👀 https://t.co/FN3wo20sOK
— Jenna Ellis 🍊🦅 (@JennaEllisEsq) November 29, 2022
The belongings were reportedly valued at more than $2,000, according to the police report.
Brinton is currently on a leave of absence from the DOE. If found guilty, Brinton could now face five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both, according to Daily Mail.
The matter will now be up to the court to decide what happens next in the odd turn of events regarding the Biden official.