The revelation was a stunning turn in a story that first came to light in February, when Cohen tweeted, and subsequently deleted, a series of affectionate messages to the college grad.
Cohen declared shortly after the Twitter posts had made headlines that he believed Brink was his love child with Houston lawyer Cynthia Sinatra.
On Friday, the congressman — whose office has not responded to an interview request by ITK — wrote on Twitter:
2 those who have been understanding/supportive thru this drama(NOT scandal) thank you!difficult to endure,and with press-worse!#Memphis rest— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) July 19, 2013
Cohen said in an interview that aired Friday on “CBS This Morning” that he “hopes” to have a relationship with Brink, saying, “I care about her.”