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Cohen: Despite DNA test, was nice to have daughter

July 19th, 2013 9:12 am by Associated Press

Cohen: Despite DNA test, was nice to have daughter

In this Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Congressman Steve Cohen accepts his victory in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Alan Spearman, File)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee congressman who learned he's actually not the father of a woman with whom he had an affectionate Twitter exchange during the president's State of the Union address says it was still nice to feel like he had daughter.

In an interview aired Friday on "CBS This Morning," U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said he loved 24-year-old Victoria Brink, whom he first learned about three years ago, and tried to do everything he could for her.

But Thursday, CNN reported that DNA tests showed Cohen isn't Brink's father.

Cohen said he didn't initially seek a DNA test when he first found out about Brink because he didn't have any children and was thrilled to have a daughter. He said he also didn't want Brink to think he was trying to avoid the situation.



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