Brian Sims tells the truth. Mark Cohen is no longer interested or capable of doing the job of state representative. He has been checked out for some time now:
The battle — generational and ideological — between two state Representatives from Philly took a turn toward the personal today when Brian Sims questioned whether Mark Cohen has the metal “faculties to do this job anymore.”
In a Facebook post, Sims, 35, said Cohen, 64, is well-known in the state Capitol for being “absent minded and lost” and often missing or late for important committee hearings.
“Virtually every single person in the Capitol has a story about Mark being lost in a bathroom or arguing with the plants or with the pictures on the wall,” Sims wrote. “Much more importantly, he’s simply not showing up to the one committee he serves on and chairs, across from [state Rep.] Daryl Metcalfe!”
Cohen is the Democratic chairman of the State Government Committee. Metcalfe, a conservative Republican from Butler County is committee’s majority chairman.
After a busy afternoon of singing his own praises on every possible Internet forum, The Hardest Working State Rep pretended he just now decided to endorse Babette Josephs’s sore loser primary against Brian Sims.
Of course the worst-kept secret in Pennsylvania politics for weeks has been that Mark Cohen, Kevin and Brendan Boyle, and Margo Davidson were trying to draft the 73-year-old former rep into the HD 182 primary to keep Sims too busy to campaign for their primary opponents.
(via Chris Brennan)