A Republican member of Congress is quitting, effective Oct. 21, thanks to a lover half his age outing him for asking her to get an abortion.
Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania told Speaker Paul Ryan he’d leave in the wake of the scandal. (He’s an anti-abortion politician.)
“In a Jan. 25 text message obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, [mistress Shannon] 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,’” said The Washington Post.
Murphy is 65 and his lover is in her 30s.
“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,” the Post said.
The relationship between Murphy and Edwards was first exposed as part of her divorce proceedings from her husband, Jesse Sally, a sports medicine physician, said the Post-Gazette
“Dr. Sally filed for divorce from Ms. Edwards in July 2016. Then, this past summer, his attorney filed a request with the courts to depose Mr. Murphy as part of that court action,” the paper said.