Answers are being demanded from Rep. Jim Banks, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) after Biden’s top pervert was charged with theft.
Banks wrote a letter on Friday to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm that listed numerous questions regarding the employment status of Samuel Brington, the Biden aid who served as the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition since June. Brinton, who uses they/them pronouns and identifies as someone who is “non-binary,” was charged with theft after he allegedly stole a $2,000 suitcase from the Minneapolis airport.
“The reported details of Sam Brinton’s thievery are bizarre and disturbing,” Banks told Fox News Digital in a statement. “Americans deserve transparency about who and what their taxpayer dollars are funding.”
Banks asked on what date the DOE was made aware of the incident and whether Brinton is still being paid by taxpayer dollars after Brinton committed the alleged crime.
“Not only was Brinton caught on surveillance camera stealing the woman’s luggage, but he also reportedly lied to law enforcement on multiple occasions when questioned about the incident,” Banks wrote to Granholm. “Given his appointment to a senior post at the Department of Energy, this is very alarming.”
The agency said in a statement to Fox News Digital that Brinton was placed on leave after the incident, but it would not say whether or not he was still on the payroll.
“Sam Brinton is on leave from DOE, and Dr. Kim Petry is performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition,” a DOE spokesperson said to Fox News Digital in a statement.
Brinton denied stealing anything when asked by a police officer.
“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual,” Brinton told the officer. “That was my clothes when I opened the bag.”
Brinton later would call the office and apologize for not being “completely honest.”
“DEFENDANT said when they opened the bag at the hotel, they realized it was not theirs,” the court filings stated. “DEFENDANT got nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do. DEFENDANT stated they left the clothes from the bag inside the drawers in the hotel room.”