On January 20, the corporate media heaped praise on Father Kevin O’Brien, the priest who presided over an inaugural mass for Democrat President Joe Biden. Almost exactly two months later, O’Brien has been placed on administrative leave from his post as president of Santa Clara University and is under investigation for inappropriate behavior.
“I have been informed by the Provincial of the USA West Province that the Jesuit Provincial Office recently received accounts that Father O’Brien exhibited behaviors in adult settings, consisting primarily of conversations, which may be inconsistent with established Jesuit protocols and boundaries,” a statement from Santa Clara board of trustees chairman John M. Sobrato said Friday.
“An independent investigation into these accounts is being conducted on behalf of the USA West Province and the conclusions of the Province’s process will be shared with the Santa Clara University Board of Trustees,” the statement continued. “Father O’Brien was placed on leave from his position as University President for the duration of the investigation by the USA West Province consistent with its protocols.”
The statement goes on to allude to the allegations against O’Brien originating from multiple sources, noting that the “Trustees support those who came forward to share their accounts.”
Neither O’Brien nor Biden have commented publicly on the investigation. O’Brien described Biden as a “friend of 15 years” in a January Twitter post.
Biden described O’Brien as an “American treasure” in 2016.
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The investigation into O’Brien is not the only public embarrassment for Biden to make the news on Friday. The President also fell repeatedly while walking up the steps to Air Force One:
Joe Biden fell this morning while walking up stairs to enter Air Force One. Multiple photos captured the moment the 78-year-old American president lost his footing and fell about halfway up the stairs.
Doug Mills, a reporter for the New York Times, writes “POTUS stumbles as he walks up the steps of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md, for a trip to Atlanta.” However, other outlets reported it as a fall.
The Insider Paper uploaded a photo of Biden’s left leg clearly falling to the ground as he attempted to remain upright by grasping the handrail. “Biden just stumbled and fell when walking up the stairs of Air Force One,” they wrote on Twitter.
Biden is seen clearly falling in the videos of the incident.