State Rep. Jerry Knowles says he did not call fellow Rep. Brian Sims a “little girl” during a floor debate on Thursday night.
You read that right.
Further, Knowles says Sims intentionally misrepresented what was actually said to help peddle his latest false narrative surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Knowles represents the 124th District, which includes parts of Schuylkill, Berks, and Carbon counties.
Knowles Denies Calling Brian Sims “A Little Girl”
Sims, the outlandish Philadelphia politician, says that during a floor debate on Thursday night to end Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s coronavirus Disaster Emergency, Knowles called him a “little girl”.
He posted this tweet as the House voted 117-85 to end the Disaster Emergency:
My colleague @repknowles just yelled from the Floor while I was speaking to the House to call me a “little girl!” The irony of a guy from a Party scared to death of women, who himself spent years ensuring pedophile priests couldn’t be prosecuted, thinking that’s a slur is thick.
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) May 29, 2020
“My colleague @repknowles just yelled from the Floor while I was speaking to the House to call me a “little girl!” The irony of a guy from a Party scared to death of women, who himself spent years ensuring pedophile priests couldn’t be prosecuted, thinking that’s a slur is thick,” Sims writes.
Sims made sure to spread this questionable statement far and wide to all the media that’s glued to every word he says. They run the story without question … maybe because they’re terrified of what Sims will do to them if they cross him.
However, Sims is a virtuous BS artist and this appears to be just his latest blatant lie. At last that’s what Knowles claims and we tend to believe the local representative over Sims, whose questionable behavior leaves a lot to be desired.
Knowles Issues Statement
The Canary contacted Rep. Knowles on Saturday to get reaction to Sims, whose stirred up liberal media outlets, and Knowles’ presumed opponent for the 124th in November.
Knowles denies calling Sims a “little girl” and clarified what Sims intentionally misheard.
“What I’ve been accused of saying is not true. I feel an explanation is warranted when my character is being intentionally and incorrectly maligned,” Knowles says.
He says he didn’t call Sims a “little girl” and instead attacked the outspoken and dangerous Philly politician/activist for his actions outside a city Planned Parenthood clinic in 2019.
“What I said was, ‘At least we aren’t doxing little girls’, referencing the young girls Philadelphia Rep. Brian Sims bullied and attempted to disgrace on the internet last year in Philadelphia. Possibly worse, he offered a bounty to anyone who could identify 3 young minor children who were quietly praying outside of Planned Parenthood. His actions clearly showed a lack of respect for these young girls and their mother,” Knowles continued.
Doxing Teen Girls
The Canary reported on Sims reprehensible behavior when that happened. Sims took to Periscope, Twitter’s little-used livestreaming app and proudly showed himself harassing an elderly woman who quietly walked in protest on the sidewalk in front of that Planned Parenthood clinic. He then stalked several pro-life teen girls who were also protesting that day.
Sims implored his rabid followers to find out who they were and even offered bounty money to those who successfully “doxed” the girls. Doxing means providing private information on citizens in an attempt to shame and intimidate them.
Knowles says Sims intentionally misheard what was said at him on the House floor on Thursday night in Harrisburg.
In the previous 24 hours, Sims fired up his followers by posting a foul-mouth tirade on Facebook Live expressing his frustration with being left out of the loop on the news that another representative in the House had tested positive for COVID-19.
Sims, again trying to pry into a person’s private life, believed he was entitled to know that Rep. Andrew Lewis, of Dauphin County, had tested positive. His histrionics were laughable, at best, but more pathetic than anything. He insinuated that Republicans in Harrisburg intentionally hid Lewis’ diagnosis to put Democrats at risk of contracting the illness.
Sims continued to rant and rave on the House floor on Thursday, echoing many of the same ridiculous statements he posted on Facebook. That’s when Knowles attacked Sims and called him out for his previous obscene behavior.
“Rep. Sims decided to pick and choose my words, fabricating a phrase to set a negative narrative about me, which fits the false narrative he is trying to peddle,” Knowles continued. “I cannot stand for lies and mistruths being spread about me.”
“I have many strong women in my life, who shaped me into the person I am today. These women include my wife, mother, sisters-in-laws and State Representatives with whom I work every day. I would never use anyone’s gender as a negative. I know the strength that so many females have,” Knowles added.
DOH Secretary Levine Says GOP Followed Protocol
Sims got put in his place on Friday when at a press conference, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health Secretary Rachel Levine confirmed that the Republican Caucus followed proper protocol when learning of Rep. Lewis’ confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
Knowles’ Opponent Chimes in to Appear Woke
Trying to appear woke, Knowles’ presumed opponent in the November election for the 124th District, Taylor Picone decided to chime in on the debacle before learning the apparent truth.
He quickly replied to a Sims tweet saying, “Hey @BrianSimsPA I’ve got your six! So does the amazing team of talented women helping me to run against @repknowles. Rachel, Heather, Jess, Allyssa, my badass Army wife Carrie, and many more! No more running unopposed and consequence free for Rep. Knowles. #LeadershipMatters”.
Picone also posted a long-winded Facebook video response to the Rep. Lewis diagnosis before learning that the DOH said the GOP leadership in the House followed proper protocol.
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