Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy is staunchly anti-choice and a supports a 20-week abortion ban. Murphy is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, and the Family Research Council has praised him for his "family values." Murphy posted this on his official Facebook page:
We’ve had great victories to protect the sanctity of life in the first weeks of this New Year!
Shannon Edwards, a forensic psychologist with whom Murphy had an extramarital affair, texted the congressman:
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.
Murphy responded to Edwards' text:
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.
Murphy, 64, has not responded to the Post-Gazette's inquiries about the text messages, but he has admitted to his extra-marital affair with 32-year-old Edwards, who is in the process of a divorce. The pregnancy, however, turned out to be a false alarm.
That's GOPenises for you. Say one thing and does another. They wanted both ways. It is really repugnant.— Lem Fosi (@fosi_lem) October 3, 2017
What a peach! Begs the question: What self-respecting woman would want anything to do with these GOPER, pro-life pols? Hypocrisy run amok.— Mary Beth (@stjezabell) October 3, 2017
David Vitter spent 10 years in the Senate after admitting to the DC Madam stuff....so I'd bet a while!— Dan Lavoie (@djlavoie) October 3, 2017
Scott Dejarlais ( r- tenn) is still in Congress after similar revelations— Alicia Bennett (@Abeene) October 4, 2017
Shiiiiiiit....in this administration? He ain't going nowhere.— ShamDeluxe (@ShamDeluxe) October 4, 2017
He is my representative and he has been hiding from his constituents. There are so many yard signs with Where is Tim Murphy ?He is toast— Ishak Jama (@46Floisd1) October 4, 2017
I am committed to upholding the sanctity of life, protecting the rights of the unborn and ensuring that federal tax revenues are never used to pay for abortions. Protecting life is a fundamental core value which I will champion in Congress 100% of the time.
The texts between Murphy and Edwards reveal otherwise. It looks as if he won't be terminating his tenure in Congress anytime soon.