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February 15, 2013 11:21 am
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“Every Time I look at Her I See the German Jew in Her Face”

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Screen shot of Congressman Steve Cohen texting during the SOTU. Photo: WMCTV

A Jewish Democratic Congressman caught tweeting a young blonde during the State of the Union address given by U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday had to own up to the fact that it was his daughter.

Steve Cohen, a married Congressman, initially said that the woman was a family friend but ultimately came clean. He found out about the girl , Ashley Brink, only three years ago while doing a Google search of her mother, a former flame, and learned that she had a daughter.

He contacted her after realizing that the “math looked pretty accurate.”

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‘The mom told me we had a lot of catching up to do, he told NBC’s Luke Russert, adding that she told him, “Every time I look at her I see the German Jew in her face.”

Cohen responded: “I’m Lithuanian- close enough.”

Cohen’s heritage is a proud point for him, as he is the first Jewish congressman from Tennessee.

“When she let me know she was watching the State of the Union address I was thrilled that she wanted Steve Cohen to be part of her. I had such joy, that I couldn’t hold back from tweeting her,” he told NBC.


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