December 16, 2022

Biden's Woke Aide Fired After Felony Theft

  • Flyover Country, The Hill

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

Simon Brinton, one of the first “nonbinary” and “gender-fluid” federal officials, was hired as deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy back in June. He has now been fired following a felony theft charge. 

The Background: 

Brinton, who is known for his red lipstick and cross-dressing attire, has been fired following not one, but two charges of theft. When initially questioned, Brinton denied knowledge of the missing luggage. However, when pressed, he said he had accidentally picked up the wrong suitcase at the Minneapolis airport, despite having used and worn items from said suitcase. Later, he called and stated that he hadn’t been entirely honest. 

On Oct. 26, Minnesota prosecutors charged Brinton with stealing the suitcase worth $2,325 from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport baggage carousel in September. 

However, that wasn’t the first instance of luggage theft. Surveillance footage shows Brinton allegedly grabbing a bag worth $3,670 at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas in July and removing the ID tag with the owner's name. Brinton was later captured on surveillance using the same suitcase on at least two trips to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18 and Oct. 9, according to authorities.

Brinton faces up to five years in prison for that crime and is set to appear in Minneapolis court on Monday.

Notable Quotes: 

“I hope this fiasco makes the Biden Administration think twice before prioritizing wokeness above competence again.” – Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA)

"It is clear as day that felons should not hold security clearances.For months, I’ve been demanding answers from the Department of Energy on their failed security clearance process. Secretary Granholm has provided none. When people are appointed to critical positions with important national security responsibilities, Americans must be confident they can be trusted. The department must launch a thorough investigation into the vetting process. They have to respond to legitimate oversight inquiries. It’s in our national security interest." –Sen. John Barrasso, (R-WY)

 

 

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