Remember when Steve Cohen got a lot of attention tweeting at the State of the Union address? Reporters saw the young, blonde woman he was addressing was comely and wondered if we had another Weiner problem cooking.
Cohen enjoyed the notoriety and enjoyed telling everyone that the young lady was actually his daughter. Turns out the last laugh is on him.
The woman whom Rep. Steve Cohen has been claiming is his out-of-wedlock daughter is not, according to a paternity test revealed on Thursday.
CNN had a paternity test done on Victoria Brink with Cohen’s participation, although the Tennessee Democrat did not appear on camera. The test found no chance he was the 24-year-old’s father.
In a statement, Cohen said he was “stunned” at the result.
“I was stunned and dismayed at the results. I still love Victoria, hold dear the time I have shared with her and hope to continue to be part of her life,” he said.
During the 2013 State of the Union Cohen accidentally publicly tweeted at Brink, then deleting the tweets, writing in one “nice to know you were watchin SOTU(state of the union).Happy Valentines beautiful girl. ilu.”
Cohen later explained the tweets to reporters, saying the young woman was his daughter, whose existence he had discovered only three years prior.
“I Googled her mother, found out she had a child and the math looked pretty accurate,” Cohen told NBC News at the time. “The mom told me we had a lot of catching up to do.”
The test found that the man who raised Brink, Texas oilman John Brink, is indeed her father.