(Ben Sellers, Headline USA) By day, Sam Brinton, the newly appointed deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Energy Department’s Office of Nuclear Energy, will be tasked with ensuring no radioactive leaks make their way into the nation’s water supply.
By night, Brinton, a kinky nonbinary drag queen, will deal with a different type of leaks: those of his “puppy” Gryphn.
“Let’s say you’re doing pup play around the house and the pup decides to pee on the floor. Obviously the pup is going to be punished for that,” said Gryphn, who is actually a man.
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While Brinton’s private bedroom affairs may not, in and of themselves, be disqualifying, the pup-handler’s candor about them raises questions about Brinton’s judgment and professionalism, as well as the Biden administration’s priorities in appointing Brinton for such a significant responsibility.
“In this role I’ll be doing what I always dreamed of doing, leading the effort to solve the nation’s nuclear waste challenges,” said Brinton in a LinkedIn post.
“I’ll do all I can to bring innovative thought into this government role,” Brinton wrote.
“I’ll even be (to my knowledge) the first gender fluid person in federal government leadership,” Brinton continued. “But most importantly, I am going to be responsible for finding solutions to a problem I have dedicated my life to that has been stymied for decades.”
Brinton is known primarily as an outspoken LGBT activist affiliated with the Trevor Project, a suicide hotline for gay youth. According to online profiles, Brinton identifies as a “survivor” of conversion therapy and now seeks to “protect” victims of it.
Of course, some may argue that if there is one thing that Brinton seems more unfit for than managing nuclear waste, it is mentoring already vulnerable young people.
However, others may cite Brinton’s attentiveness to Gryphn as evidence of a sort of dedication to protecting the well-being of those in his charge.
“I tell people that if you’re going to be a good handler, you have to listen well,” Brinton said. “I can hear when Pup needs something faster, because of the difference in the grunts or the moans.”