Another hypocrite

The Washington Post reports:

Rep. Tim Murphy told House leaders Thursday that he will resign from Congress later this month, a day after the Pennsylvania Republican announced that he would not seek another term amid a personal scandal.

The resignation of Murphy, a clinical psychologist and Naval Reserve officer, comes after a news report claimed that the married Republican had asked a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair to get an abortion.

Murphy first publicly admitted in early September to having an affair with Shannon Edwards, a woman half his age, a revelation that dealt a blow to his reelection prospects in 2018. Murphy was first elected to the House in November 2002 and is serving his eighth term.

In a Jan. 25 text message obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Edwards said Murphy had “zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options.” …

Murphy is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus and was a co-sponsor of a Republican bill approved Tuesday that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of fetal development.

So he was against abortions, except for his mistress.

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