The bizarre saga of now-former Biden administration Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy Sam
Brinton got us thinking about the Democrats’ embrace of the flamboyantly mentally ill and their promotion to sensitive national security positions.
Brinton, who claimed to be “non-binary,” whatever that means, and shaved his head, while sporting bright red lipstick, a moustache, and dressing in what would be trashy female ensembles (even if they hung on a legitimate trashy female like Kim Kardashian) was recently quietly let go from his position after being indicted for stealing luggage at two different airports.
According to the New York Post’s Glenn H. Reynolds:
Brinton was charged last month with felony theft after stealing a woman’s Vera Bradley suitcase from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, after which the Energy Department put Brinton on leave.
Brinton claimed this was a simple mistake. But then it happened again, with a felony arrest warrant issued against Brinton for stealing a woman’s suitcase at the Las Vegas airport. Brinton looks quite aware of what they were doing in surveillance video in support of the arrest. That finally got them fired.
Let’s note for the record that these two alleged thefts were committed while Brinton was on duty and travelling on behalf of your federal government – the one headed by President Joe Biden, who hired him, them or they. (And kudos to The National Pulse for keeping Brinton's antics on the front page when the establishment media wouldn't touch the story.)
One apparently criminal eccentric might be left alone to be grist for late night comedy – if there was any real comedy left on TV – but Brinton is part of a pattern of Democrat-appointed lunatics in sensitive positions who go off the rails.
Back in September, Mike Glenn of the Washington Times reported a former military doctor, believed to have been the Army’s first trans woman, was indicted by federal prosecutors in Baltimore who accused him of attempting to pass sensitive information to Russia to help in their invasion of Ukraine.
Doctor and Army Major Jamie Lee Henry and his/her spouse, Dr. Anna Gabrielian, were accused of conspiracy and attempting to illegally disclose “Individually Identifiable Health Information” (IIHA), according to an indictment that was unsealed in late September.
According to prosecutors, the couple met with an undercover FBI agent whom they thought was an official at the Russian Embassy in Washington.
Mr. Glenn reported Dr. Gabrielian, an anesthesiologist, told the undercover FBI agent the couple could pass along private patient information of military members based at Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the Army’s 18th Airborne Corps and the Special Forces. Delta Force, the Army’s lead anti-terrorist unit, also is based there.
And then there is the case of Bradley Edward Manning, who now goes by Chelsea Elizabeth Manning after a male to female “transition” paid for in large measure by you and the rest of us taxpayers while he was in prison for one of the largest security breaches in American history.
Then-Army Specialist Manning spent seven years at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, after being convicted by a military tribunal under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts and sentenced to 35 years in prison for releasing over 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks. The breach led to the death of at least one American intelligence source and the acknowledged closure of many other intelligence networks.
According to ABC News, days after Manning was sentenced, he came out as transgender on August 22, 2013. The military would not provide him with any treatment for his gender dysphoria, which he claimed resulted in his “escalating distress.”
ABC reported Manning became "the first military prisoner to receive health care related to gender transition and was part of a shift in practice that led to the elimination of the ban on open trans service in the military."
President Obama commuted Manning’s sentence to time served three days before he left office.
That after the Manning case the government decided to end the ban on transgender military personnel instead of taking the more obvious lesson – that mentally unstable people are not good security risks – tells you that was a cave to Leftwing transgender political activism, not a decision based on logic and national security interests.
In each of these cases individuals with a serious mental health issue – the known mental health issue of gender dysphoria – were placed in sensitive national security positions by Democrats. In the cases of Manning, Henry, and Gabrielian the results were serious security breaches. We don’t know what, if any, security breaches related to our nuclear waste storage and disposal programs may have been committed by Brinton, but we strongly urge the new House Republican majority to investigate that possibility. Individuals with gender dysphoria may be loyal Americans, but their fragile mental health and feelings of societal rejection make them bad security risks, as these cases have shown.
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