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GOP Rep. Tim Murphy to Resign Following Mistress Abortion Allegations

A day after he released a statement saying he would retire at the end of his current term and not seek reelection, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) has now decided that he will instead resign from Congress this month.

In a statement from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, it was announced that Murphy had given Ryan his letter of resignation and that the speaker accepted and supported it.

The pro-life Murphy has been dealing with the fallout from allegations that he urged his ex-mistress earlier this year to get an abortion when both of them thought she was pregnant. The abortion story comes on the heels of revelations last month that the social conservative had an extramarital affair with Shannon Edwards, who was helping him on one of his bills.

Murphy’s affair with Edwards only became public due to a Pittsburgh newspaper getting records from Edwards’ own divorce proceedings unsealed that revealed the illicit affair, forcing the Republican lawmaker to come clean about the whole thing.

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