The Biden administration’s “genderfluid” nuclear energy official gave a talk on “spanking” at a conference while facing the prospect of prison time for stealing luggage.
Sam Brinton, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition who uses “they/them” pronouns, presented at the LA Leather Getaway under the pseudonym “NuclearNerd” in Los Angeles last weekend. The title of the seminar was “Spanking: From Calculus to Chemistry,” per the Daily Mail.
The LA Leather Getaway was sponsored by CLAW, which describes itself as a “national leather charity.” According to Brinton’s CLAW bio, “[t]hey have been active in the kink world since 2013, host monthly kink parties in their dungeon in Washington, DC, and estimate they have spanked over 2,000 cute butts.”
An MIT graduate considered one of the first “openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership,” Brinton is facing a felony theft charge after allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in September, Alpha News first reported.
According to a criminal complaint, Brinton was in the Twin Cities area for an LGBT engineering conference and allegedly ripped the luggage tag off a woman’s bag and hurried away from the area.
The complaint claims Brinton did not check a bag and thus had no business going to baggage claim. He is said to have taken the bag on a trip to Europe, the contents of which are worth an estimated $2,300.
Brinton’s story on the luggage has not been consistent. He initially told officers in early October the clothes inside the bag were his, but then admitted in a separate conversation shortly after that he was “tired” and mistakenly thought the bag was his.
He also claimed he left the woman’s clothes at the hotel he had stayed at in St. Paul, but no clothes have ever been recovered from his hotel room. He took the bag back with him to Washington, D.C., because he thought it would be “weird” to leave it in the hotel room.
Though the U.S. Department of Energy confirmed that Brinton is on leave, the agency refused to comment on whether or not Brinton was still getting paid, according to the New York Post.
Brinton is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Hennepin County on Dec. 19. Despite receiving specific instructions on returning the bag to the woman, Brinton has evidently failed to do so.