Steve Cohen: It was nice to have a daughter

After a DNA test, the Tennessee congressman learned that he is not the father of a 24-year old woman

By Associated Press
Published July 19, 2013 1:12PM (EDT)

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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