Earlier this year, Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen found himself in the hot seat after sending creepy flirty tweets to a college co-ed. Cohen subsequently claimed that the young woman was, in fact, his illegitimate daughter.

But, well, in a Maury Povich-worthy twist, a paternity test has reportedly revealed that Cohen’s loins played no role in the woman’s conception.

That’s awkward enough. But Cohen managed to make it worse:

Shudder. Shudder.

Well, at least Cohen’s remark wasn’t as cringetastic as it could have been:

Yuck.

Rep. Cohen did apologize:

But, well, his reputation precedes him.

Oof.