It is disappointing when we find out someone is not who they said they were, and portrayed themselves to be.
We now know one of our GOP lawmakers was having an affair with a close friend, which he admitted to. “Pro-life” Congressman Tim Murphy also allegedly asked her to have an abortion when they thought she was pregnant. It turns out she was not pregnant, but the situation still stands.
Although it is disheartening, we will call out the people who are are in the wrong, even if they are a Republican.
The Hill reports of the abortion allegations:
The Post-Gazette obtained a text sent from the woman to Murphy saying the lawmaker had suggested she have an abortion during a pregnancy scare. The woman turned out not to be pregnant at the time.
“And you have 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,” she texted Murphy on Jan. 25, according to the Post-Gazette.
“I get what you say about my March for life messages. I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write any more. I will,” read a response sent from Murphy’s phone.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote that the text messages, which showed Murphy’s cell phone number, were among a series of documents it had obtained such as emails, phone records and court documents.
Murphy did admit to the affair in a statement that said, “Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend. This is nobody’s fault but my own, and I offer no excuses. To the extent that there should be any blame in this matter, it falls solely upon me.”
He is now stating that he will be retiring at the end of his term, and will not run for re-election in Congress.
Murphy stated, “After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term.”
He continued, “In the coming weeks I will take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties and seek healing. I ask you to respect our privacy during this time.”
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