Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:50 PM
DonViejo (12,717 posts)
Congressman’s Wayward Tweets Reveal Daughter, Not Lover
ERIC LACH FEBRUARY 15, 2013, 10:13 AM 13646
When Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) tweeted, and then deleted, several effusive messages to a young blonde woman during the State of the Union address earlier this week, some people got Anthony Weiner flashbacks.
But Cohen has now come forward with an unusual explanation for the tweets: the young woman is his daughter, who the Congressman only found out about three years ago.
“When she let me know she was watching the State of the Union address I was thrilled that she wanted Steve Cohen to be part of her,” Cohen told NBC News on Thursday. “I had such joy, that I couldn’t hold back from tweeting her.”
Cohen made the admission after press reports raised questions about the tweets Cohen traded with a 24-year-old woman named Victoria Brink during President Obama’s address on Tuesday. That night, Brink wrote “just saw you on tv!” to Cohen less than midway through the speech, to which Cohen responded “pleased u r watching .ilu” and “nice to know you were watchin SOTU(state of the union).Happy Valentines beautiful girl. ilu.” (“ilu” is short for “I love you” or “I like you.”) The tweets were later deleted, and Cohen’s spokesperson at first told reporters they were meant to be private direct messages, and that Brink was the daughter of one of Cohen’s longtime friends.
But on Thursday, Cohen, who is not married, gave his story to NBC News. Without providing too many details, Cohen said he had looked up Brink’s mother three years ago.
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:07 PM
MADem (108,600 posts)
1. Wow. Mom was kinda cold, there, keeping a father from his child for a quarter century, almost.
She also deprived the child of some child support that might have made a difference, to say nothing of the emotional support of a father.
That wasn't very nice of the mother--but at least the guy didn't go through a lifetime of not knowing his child walked the earth.
Response to jerseyjack (Reply #2)
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:43 PM
MADem (108,600 posts)
3. The guy is a Dem--the GOP smear machine would be all over him if there were
more to the tale. Finger pointing, family values failure, the accusations would fly on wings of gossamer hatred.
Why mention "doing the math" to figure out if the adult child was his if he knew about her already?
Time will, as it does, reveal all, if there's more to reveal.