Democrat State Rep. Brian Sims made waves last weekend when he live-streamed himself harassing an elderly pro-life sidewalk counselor and three teenage girls praying outside a Philadelphia-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. Sims hurled insults at the women and girls, mocking their Christianity and their skin color, and tried to find out personal information about them, such as their addresses, so they could be harassed at home. In one of the videos, the Democrat even offers up $100 for the identities of the three teenage girls praying for unborn babies outside the clinic.
But now that pro-lifers have responded to Sims’ harassment, such as inviting the Democrat to a pro-life rally in response to his antics, he’s nowhere to be found. The elected official has locked his Twitter account, was a no-show at the rally, has security outside of his office building, and is not allowing constituents in to engage in dialogue.
Sims’ legislative account appears to still be open to the public, though it has been inactive since May 6.
Some of the latest tweets from Sims’ personal account before closing it off to the public were directed at pro-lifers. "Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken values. #BeReal," read one message from the Democrat. Another mockingly said, "'Don’t discriminate against our discrimination. Don’t bully our bullies. Don’t hate our haters.' - P**** Grabbers and Baby Cagers."
He also posted what was an "apology" video regarding his behavior, though the only apology he offered was one to Planned Parenthood, not those whom he harassed.
Also, the representative’s Instagram account has been inactive since May 1.
On Friday, when pro-lifers gathered in response to Sims outside the same Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where he harassed women and teens, the Democrat was not in attendance, though he was invited. This was expected. And when pro-life media attempted to speak with Mr. Sims at his office, the representative declined. His office building was also manned with a security guard.
It’s just shameful that a publicly-elected representative, guarded by the police, is attacking the citizens of this great state and isn’t even allowing his own constituents to come to meet with him.
-Americans United for Life
"We came over to Representative Sims’ office; you’ll see right behind me there is a police officer guarding the building, which is a little bit ironic because we didn’t have guards for the children and the elderly woman who he harassed and threatened outside the Planned Parenthood facility, but he himself, as a public servant, is getting protected by this police officer," reported Americans United for Life, adding: "When we tried to go in the building and go up to his office to meet with him, we found out that he is not allowing the public to go into the building; he is not allowing the public to go up to his office; we couldn’t even find out where his office was, what floor it was on. It’s just shameful that a publicly-elected representative, guarded by the police, is attacking the citizens of this great state and isn’t even allowing his own constituents to come to meet with him."