The wife of a Massachusetts police officer who was hurt during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers has accused Biden of touching her inappropriately and making a suggestive comment back in 2014. She made two facebook posts, the first one has since been deleted.
Her name is Kim Donohue and she said that during a remembrance ceremony in Boston, just a year after the tragedy took place then Vice President Biden began “rubbin” her lower back.
He allegedly said:
“Look at those eyes, where did you get those eyes?” Donohue wrote. “Anyone else as good looking as you in that family … those eyes are mesmerizing, people must just do whatever you say.”
In a separate post, this one made in July 2016, Donohue reiterated her claim that Biden “greeted me by rubbing my back in an inappropriate and uncomfortable way” then “pushed” her husband, Dic Donohue, who was shot in the leg by one of the Tsarnaev brothers, aside.
“Biden then asked if I wanted to ride in a car with him down to a ceremony we were all attending at the Marathon finish line,” Donohue wrote. “He led me down a black hallway (Dic of course followed) and I got inside the most uncomfortable 3 person car ride I have ever been in.”
When reached for comment, Kim Donohue confirmed making the accusations against Biden but would not discuss them further. An individual close to Donohue said her politics have shifted since the Obama years, and she is now supportive of the Democratic Party and Biden’s candidacy.
“I couldn’t get out of that car fast enough, I practically dove into the pavement,” Donohue wrote in the comments of the post.
Her husband, Dic Donohue who had retired from law enforcement in 2016, had nearly died after a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, who were the ones responsible for detonating two bombs near the finish line at the Boston marathon. The bombs killed three people and injured 264 others.
During his remarks at the one-year remembrance anniversary of the attacks, Biden praised first responders for their courage.
“We will never yield, we will never cower, America will never, ever, ever stand down,” Biden said. “We are Boston. We are America. We respond, we endure, we overcome, and we own the finish line! God bless you all, and may God protect our troops.”
The Biden campaign has not commented on the social media posts from Donohue.
Right before Biden first entered the presidential campaign in April of 2019, there were several women who have come forward accusing him of conducting inappropriate behavior towards them.
“I’m not sorry for any of my intentions. I’m not sorry for anything that I have ever done,” Biden said in a video after eight women came forward accusing him of unwanted touching. “I have never been disrespectful intentionally to a man or a woman.”
The first of the women to come forward was Lucy Flores, who was the 2014 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Nevada. In an essay for the Cut she wrote that Biden approached her from behind, kissed her on the back of her head, and smelled her hair.
“I recognize my responsibility to be a voice, an advocate, and a leader for the change in culture that has begun but is nowhere near finished. So I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago,” Biden said in a statement released in May. “They aren’t true. This never happened.”