Rep. Brian Sims (D-PA) Apologizes for Harassing Pro-Life Activists Ahead of Censure Resolution

Republican rep blasts State Rep. Brian Sims for ignoring earlier calls for apology.

WFB: The Pennsylvania Democratic lawmaker who harassed and threatened a group of pro-life teenagers outside a Planned Parenthood clinic has finally apologized, only after lawmakers weighed a censure resolution.

State Rep. Brian Sims sent a handwritten apology to Ashley Garecht and her family, which the family accepted, the Washington Examiner reported.

“We take him at his word, and we have already forgiven him,” said Joe Garecht, Ashley Garecht’s husband.

Sims had previously refused to apologize for the incident, but sent the note as the state legislature considered a resolution to censure him. Republican state Rep. Jerry Knowles withdrew the resolution after the apology became public.

“It’s sad that it took more than five months for Rep. Sims to acknowledge he did something very wrong, but he did finally apologize to the people he bullied, harassed and doxed at the Philadelphia abortion clinic,” Knowles said in a press release. “Rep. Sims’s own arrogance led me to call for a censure, but now that he finally acknowledged his wrongdoing, I am asking that the resolution be withdrawn. I hope the Representative learned something from this experience.” read more

11 Comments on Rep. Brian Sims (D-PA) Apologizes for Harassing Pro-Life Activists Ahead of Censure Resolution

  1. A coerced apology is no apology at all.

    What courage, what bravery, what awesome couravery (?) to publicly berate and yell at a poor elderly woman who dared to silently pray for the lost lives being taken in that institution. At least he didn’t punch her.

    This is an example of the pattern the low intellect libs fall into; certitude demands a call to action, whether it’s yelling at little old ladies, throwing milkshakes at the opposition, sucker-punching someone who expresses a thought you don’t agree with, doxxing GOP donors, or running folks out of restaurants for fear of mob violence. Even repulsive action is justified in the defense of a noble cause.

    These people must be fought and fought hard.

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  2. The lesson would have had a lasting impact if he had to chase his chiclets down the street at the time of his transgression…just sayin’.

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  3. “It’s sad that it took more than five months for Rep. Sims to acknowledge he did something very wrong, but he did finally apologize to the people he bullied, harassed and doxed at the Philadelphia abortion clinic,” Knowles said in a press release. “Rep. Sims’s own arrogance led me to call for a censure, but now that he finally acknowledged his wrongdoing, I am asking that the resolution be withdrawn. I hope the Representative learned something from this experience.”

    Because, when you’re a member of The Party — our own, Good™, Party — it only matters what you say. What you do is no prole’s business.

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  4. @Rich Taylor October 31, 2019 at 10:41 am

    > These people must be fought and fought hard.

    Because simple, reliable, boxcars… on track, on time, on their way… is too much work.

    Yours… is a plan, @Rich. I’m not saying it’s a good plan. But… it’s… a plan.

  5. I don’t think he learned anything, other than an insecer apology will get him off the hook. The Republican party should blast what this sick bastard did all over the media. Anyone who voted for him should be embarrassed.

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  6. Trust me on this. Apologies from leftists do not mean a damn thing. They are insincere bullshit that is just another weapon to use against their victims. I have a “canned response” to their empty words, I do accept any apology that is not accompanied by actions and if you have no intention of changing your behavior and/or take positive steps to prevent this happening again… I don’t accept your apology, in fact I take it as adding insult to injury

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  7. He is extremely vicious attacking a woman and three girls peacefully expressing free speech.

    There is something wrong with the State house and the governor if he is allowed to keep his job.

    Besides a psych evaluation I would like to see him sentenced to 1,000 hours community service at the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration for women in Elwood City, PA. He can sleep at the county jail.

    Being with holy women will help heal his soul.

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