Harrisburg, Pa., Jun 18, 2019 / 11:30 am
State Rep. Brian Sims is facing possible censure in the Pennsylvania legislature following his harassment and attempts to dox women and minors outside a Philadelphia abortion clinic last month.
In videos posted on social media May 2, Sims offered money to his followers if they would publish the names and addresses of pro-life demonstrators, including two women and several high school-age students. One of the demonstrators, Ashley Garecht of Lower Merion Township, travelled to Harrisburg June 17 to encourage state legislators to back the censure.
"It's unclear to me why any member of this body would be hesitant to sign on to the resolution," said Garecht, who can be seen with her daughters being harassed by Sims in one of his videos.
Garecht told local media that she thinks the incident highlights Sims' abuse of power as much as his intolerance for pro-life speech.