Rep Cohen says he learned that the woman was his daughter three years ago, hadn’t told the public until now
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) February 14, 2013
Twitter was buzzing yesterday over a photo of Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee “creep-tweeting” during the president’s state of the union address. The mystery deepened when the tweets, reportedly to a Texas State University co-ed, disappeared.
Cohen’s office explained that the young woman was the daughter of a longtime friend, but Luke Russert has some information that makes the “I love you” tweets a little less creepy, but just as mysterious. Russert says Cohen has told him the young woman is actually his daughter, whom he only recently met.
??? RT @frankthorpnbc: Rep Cohen says that the woman who he tweeted at on SOTU night, and the deleted the tweets, is actually his daughter.
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) February 14, 2013
Whoa. MT @lukerussert: Breaking: Rep. Cohen (D-TN) tells me woman he tweeted during SOTU is his daughter, only learned of her 3 yrs ago
— Jessica (@jessicarights) February 14, 2013
Cohen shows me picture of him and his daughter Victoria at White House Christmas party twitter.com/LukeRussert/st…
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) February 14, 2013
For now, it seems we’ve swapped one scandal with another scandal of sorts. Couldn’t our legislators just surprise us with a balanced budget or something for a change?