In an email to the Daily Signal on Monday, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) spokesperson declared that the “openly genderfluid” Sam Brinton is no longer an employee following two accusations of luggage theft at separate airports.
“Sam Brinton is no longer a DOE employee,” the spokesperson said. “By law, the Department of Energy cannot comment further on personnel matters.”
The firing comes after Sam Brinton received a felony charge last month for allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on September 16. Video surveillance footage from the baggage claim area showed Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag that did not belong to him (he did not originally check a bag for the flight, meaning he had no reason to visit baggage claim), removing a luggage tag from the bag and placing it into a handbag he was carrying, and then leaving the area “at a quick pace.” The female victim, who estimated the bag cost $2,325, confirmed to police that the navy blue bag Brinton took was hers.
Last week, Brinton stood accused of stealing another woman’s luggage at the airport when investigators with 8NewsNow revealed on Thursday that Brinton took a woman’s luggage at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. “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,” reported the outlet.
So Brinton has been fired because of his kleptomania but not because of his grotesque fetish for women’s clothing and makeup, nor for his hosting of “spanking seminars” and teaching “Kink 101” workshops on college campuses.