Biden official Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the U.S. Department of Energy, has been accused of stealing another woman’s luggage from an airport.
Investigators confirmed Brinton has been accused of stealing luggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas and a felony warrant has been issued.
“A felony warrant was issued for Sam Brinton, a deputy assistant secretary, sources said. The charge is for grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000, records showed,” 8NewsNow reported.
The news comes just weeks after Brinton was arrested for stealing a navy blue Vera Bradley roller bag at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport.
As The Daily Fetched reported:
After law enforcement reviewed video surveillance footage, they found Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from carousel seven.
According to the complaint, Brinton removed a luggage tag from the bag, placed it in his handbag, and “then left the area at a quick pace.”
The bag is estimated to cost $2,325.
Police questioned Brinton about the bag in October, asking if he “took anything that did not belong” to him. Brinton reportedly responded, “Not that I know of.”
Brinton then allegedly called the investigating officer before admitting to not being “completely honest.”
According to Brinton, the bag was taken by mistake because he was tired from his trip and “got nervous” after relaising the belonged to someone else.
Biden official Sam Brinton told police he left the woman’s clothes in the hotel room drawers, but took the bag to “keep up appearances.”
The Biden administration placed Brinton “on leave about a month ago following the accusations,” The New York Post confirmed.
Earlier this week, Republican lawmakers demanded Brinton resign in the light of the allegations.
The Daily Mail reported that calls for resignations came in a letter sent Tuesday to DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
The effort is being spearheaded by Georgia Representative Andrew Clyde and signed by 15 other Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Andy Biggs and Nancy Mace.
‘[W]e 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,’ the letter reads.
“Brinton’s actions, along with your Department’s lack of transparency when dealing with this matter, reflect poorly on the Department of Energy, and they raise concern as to the Biden Administration’s priorities when appointing high-ranking officials. It is imperative that we do not allow a person charged with a felony to influence America’s policies,” the lawmakers added.