If he was a Democrat, he’d be celebrated!
By Adam Pribila | October 5, 2017 | 4:44 PM EDTRep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), who recently announced that he would not seek re-election in 2018, announced on Thursday that he would resign from his post in the House of Representatives, effective October 21.
A statement released by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) broke the news:
BREAKING: Per a statement from Paul Ryan, PA Congressman Tim Murphy will resign effective October 21. pic.twitter.com/cbo9QE63IG
— IJR (@TheIJR) October 5, 2017
Murphy found himself embroiled in a scandal as of recent involving his personal life. As the revelation of his having an extramarital affair came to light, it was also revealed that Murphy made untoward comments about the woman in question and an abortion, according to Politico.
The woman, a forensic psychologist named Shannon Edwards, approached Murphy during a pregnancy scare, to which he responded that he felt she should terminate the pregnancy, as reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Unfortunately, hypocrisy is not limited to the Democratic Party.
Dr Murphy, who lives in the Pittsburgh region, has been winning his elections with totals normally in the mid-60% range. Once his hypocrisy was reported, he decided not to seek re-election, probably because he knew he’d lose. Now, it seems that he has decided to call it quits early. That’s a good decision. Perhaps we can get a more honorable Republican to fill the seat he is vacating.