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led me to call for a censure, but now that he finally acknowledged his wrongdoing, I am asking that the resolution be withdrawn.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