A Pennsylvania state lawmaker posted a video showing him badgering, berating and bullying a woman protesting outside a Planned Parenthood, the biggest player in the nation’s abortion industry.
State Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat who is Pennsylvania’s first-ever openly homosexual legislator, used PeriscopeCo, a social-media streaming company, to display his rant, which went on for nearly 10 minutes.
Repeatedly, he referred to the protester – whose sole response to his vicious attack was to tell him to take his camera out of her face – as an “old white lady,” injecting both race and sex into his attack.
See Sims’ diatribe:
WATCH: Pennsylvania State Representative @BrianSimsPA harasses an elderly woman who is peacefully advocating for the lives of preborn human beings and women who are considering abortion.
This is shameful. https://t.co/Xb9pkFZSXC
— Live Action (@LiveAction) May 5, 2019
The video was publicized by Live Action, which said: “WATCH: Pennsylvania State Representative @BrianSimsPA harasses an elderly woman who is peacefully advocating for the lives of preborn human beings and women who are considering abortion.
“This is shameful,” the pro-life activists said.
The organization also told Periscope that “this broadcast violates your rules on abusive behavior. He is harassing, intimidating and using fear to silence this sweet elderly woman.”
On Twitter, Sims was gaining few fans.
C Kay wrote: “He claims that she’s shaming people who are just exercising their constitutional rights when that’s exactly what he’s doing. Although he goes one step further and intimates that he is immune from any police intervention bc of his position. Abuse of power. How sick.”
Yogi Taylor said: “This is the epitome of hypocrisy! This guy is the very thing he hates. He is being so aggressive towards this peaceful lady. She is not engaging with him, she is non hostile, and probably feels a little threatened by this man as he is LITERALLY harassing her.”
Anton Seim asked: “What do you have to say @PeriscopeCo? A large man harassing an elderly woman and posting it on your platform in an act of real world bullying. What are you going to do about it?”
In Sims’ diatribe, he repeatedly shouts, “Shame on you” at his victim.
“How many children have you clothed today? How many children have you put shoes on their feet today?”
The woman, unidentified, walks quietly back and forth, trying to stay away from Sims, who aggressively confronts her over and over.
Twitter news aggregator Twitchy couldn’t overlook it.
“WATCH: Penn. State Rep. abuses elderly pro-life advocate outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on his Periscope livestream,” the site said.
“Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims thought it would be a good idea to Periscope himself harassing an elderly pro-life advocate outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic. Literally,” said Twitchy.