This revelation about Steve Cohen texting a young woman during the State of the Union address who turns out to be his daughter is bizarre.
Too many things about it are weird and they send up red flags. The first is if he lied about who she was just a few days ago, why do we believe what he says now? The press doesn’t ask this nor do they ask for any proof. Anyone remember there are such things as birth certificates? Or is it rude now to ask someone the most basic thing about him or her – who their parents are, where they were born and in what year – ever since Barack Obama & co. relegated such inquiries to right wing nut “birthers?” Certainly it is taboo to look too deeply into illegal aliens’ information also.
If he found out three years ago, shouldn’t Cohen have released this information to Memphians and let the voters decide whether it was relevant themselves? It is troubling that he denied her existence as recently as a day or two ago and now he says he’s proud of her.
It is typical Cohen to gloss over any kind of character issue and go straight to blaming Republicans. What did we do? I haven’t heard any comments from the Shelby GOP or from the RNC. He goes on to blame reporters, too, but being the sycophants they are, the media will slough off any perceived slight and run back to him with open arms.
How does Cohen know this woman is telling the truth? Daughter sure doesn’t look like him, does she? The mom’s background doesn’t inspire confidence. And what’s with the different name that she carries? It’s not her mom’s or Cohen’s. The Commercial Appeal reports:
According to her law firm web page, Sinatra, 60, is a criminal defense lawyer who was married to Frank Sinatra Jr., the son of the famous “Old Blue Eyes.” She has represented criminal defendants before the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, including Dragan Jokic, a Bosnia Serb accused of genocide, murder and torture in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Brink studied at Texas State University at San Marcos. She did not immediately respond to requests for an interview.
NBC News has a report that adds to the confusion:
The congressman would not elaborate on how he only found out three years ago that he had a daughter. He said circumstances led him to search on Google for the mother of his child.
“I googled her mother, found out she had a child and the math looked pretty accurate,” he said. “The mom told me we had a lot of catching up to do.”
Reporters who did man on the street interviews about this gave some weird responses. Many of them seemed more concerned that Cohen was texting during the President’s speech, which they found disrespectful, than that he may have lied to them and been of questionable moral character.
There is sure to be more to this story. Whether we find out what it is, though, is questionable.