Rep. Cohen: Mystery Woman Is Long-Lost Daughter

Tenn. Rep. Steve Cohen.

Something about this story smells fishy. Rep. Steve Cohen was first busted by The Hill on Wednesday for tweeting a Valentine’s Day message to a young woman during the State of the Union address and then deleting the tweet 15 minutes later—sparking talk of a romantic relationship between the 63-year-old Democrat from Tennessee and 24-year-old Victoria Brink. Cohen swapped that salacious story for another one Thursday, telling NBC News that Brink is actually his long-lost daughter whose existence he learned of only three years ago. He wouldn’t elaborate on how or why he learned he was a father, only that Brink’s mother was an old flame.