Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., who posted and then deleted what some called a flirtatious tweet directed at singer Cyndi Lauper, says that he was only trying to teach the media a lesson in cautious reporting.
The lawmaker is known for his free-wheeling style.
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The Tennessee Democrat held an unusual press conference to announce that his mysterious tweet, later deleted, about Cyndi Lauper being “hot,” was an intentional gag he played on the media.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) says the 24-year-old aspiring model with whom he exchanged tweets with during the 2013 State of the Union Address is his daughter.
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Tweeting at Cyndi Lauper, his true colors were shining through.
More lawmakers respond and reach out after The Post first published data Thursday.