Tennessee Congressman Steven Cohen yesterday revealed he?s the father of a 24-year-old love child, after what appeared to be a flirtatious Twitter exchange with a pretty Texas bikini model during the State of the Union.
?There has been much written and said about my tweeting a very beautiful 24-year-old woman during the State of the Union address,? Cohen, 63 and a lifelong bachelor, told reporters.
?I haven?t been able to say this until now, and I found out three years ago?the young lady is my daughter.?
The bombshell revelation from the Democrat lawmaker came after Brink, a Texas college student, tweeted Cohen during the President?s speech, gushing, ?I just saw you on TV!?
Congressman Steve Cohen tweets a message to his daughter during the State of the Union address.
?Pleased u r watching. Ilu.? Cohen responded, using the popular social media shorthand for ?I love you.?
The next day, Cohen tweeted, ?happy valentines, beautiful girl. Ilu.?
Both tweets were quickly deleted by Cohen when he realized the messages were public, but it was too late.
Cohen?s camp, who apparently didn?t know the full story, initially said Brink was a family friend. Cohen later came clean.
He said he learned Brink was his daughter after searching the Internet for her mom, thrice-married Texas lawyer Cynthia White McMurrey Brink Sinatra, whose professional Web page lists Brink?s 1988 birthday. The math corresponded with a fling Cohen had with Sinatra, who has two other daughters from previous relationships.
With Post Wire Services