A Pennsylvania Democratic state representative is being called out by the mother of the teenagers he harassed outside of a Planned Parenthood location where they were peacefully praying.
Democrat Rep. Brian Sims became a viral hit after he recorded himself aggressively targetting people who were peacefully protesting outside of the abortion clinic in his district.
Sims — an LGBTQ activist according to his profile — targetted an “old, white lady,” as he called her, whose face he tried to capture on camera while also calling her “extremely racist.” “Shame on you,” he told the woman, as IJR Red reported.
Additionally, the Democratic state representative approached three teenagers and multiple others.
Sims — who targetted people who he considers to be “Bible bullies” — told the women “there’s nothing Christian about what you’re doing” and offered $100 to dox them.
See the incident below:
UPDATE: Watch PA Rep @BrianSimsPA offer up $100 for the identities & addresses of 3 TEENAGERS who are fighting for the lives of preborn children.
This is despicable. pic.twitter.com/96JC9b8jQB
— Live Action (@LiveAction) May 6, 2019
On Tuesday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” mother of two of the three teens — who had also attended the March for Life in January — Ashley Garecht, recalled the “shocking experience.”
According to Garecht, prior to the video that was taped, Sims “came in hot, he came in yelling at us.”
Garecht said they were there because “this was something we wanted to do as a prayerful act of service as we prepared for the Easter Triduum.”
“We prayed for him then. I said we’ll continue to pray for him,” she told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
On the doxxing, the mother said she was “concerned” for the girls, adding that she told him:
“We’re really here just praying for these women and babies. We’re not looking for an altercation. I never come to clinics looking for a fight. It’s always just with peaceful, prayerful intent.”
Carlson pointed out that Sims labeled people in the videos as “racist,” even though “as I’m understanding, you’re arguing for fewer abortions among African American women. He’s arguing for more — but you’re the racist?”
“No, it doesn’t make sense to me,” Garecht answered.
Watch the video below:
In a video on Twitter posted on Thursday, Sims admitted that “two wrongs don’t make a right” and recognized that his actions were aggressive, saying he “can do better and I will do better for the women of Pennsylvania.”
He also claimed that the pro-life protesters were intercepting and harassing people intending to enter the Planned Parenthood location.
See his comments below:
I will fiercely protect a woman’s right to make the best choices for her health & her body, unimpeded. I also know that two wrongs don’t make a right, especially on the front lines of a civil rights battle. I can do better, and I will do better, for the women of Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/jURL1UX9qE
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) May 7, 2019
As IJR Red reported, Republican lawmakers were quick to condemn Sims’ “harassment” and “tasteless behavior.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) offered advice based on this to other men: “Great example to show young boys how NOT to act.”
Even though Sims has received a lot of push back since the video went viral, the mother of the teens shared that she has not been reached out to by the state’s Democratic party with an apology.