Texts reveal antigay ‘family values’ politician Tim Murphy urged mistress to abort lovechild

Another day, another pro-life, antigay, “family values” politician caught behaving badly.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that congressman Tim Murphy from Pennsylvania begged his mistress, Shannon Edwards, to abort their lovechild earlier this year.

In case you missed it: Last month, 65-year-old Murphy admitted to having an affair with 32-year-old Edwards after it was revealed he was being deposed in her divorce proceedings.

Related: ‘Family values’ politician slapped with multiple federal child porn and sex trafficking charges

Murphy released 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. I ask the media to respect the privacy of my family. They have done nothing wrong and deserve to be left alone.

Now, a text exchange between Murphy to Edwards, has emerged.

Edwards allegedly texted Murphy in January after she saw a social media post on his Facebook page accusing America of “discarding and disregarding the most vulnerable” for allowing abortions past 20 weeks” gestation.

Said she:

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.

To which, the congressman allegedly texted back:

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.

Edwards, it turned out, wasn’t pregnant.

Murphy, who has a 0% rating from the Human Rights Campaign, voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act, and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He also supported a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Murphy announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

Related: “Family Values” Sen. David Vitter’s Alleged Mistress Says He Asked Her To Abort His Child

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  • whatsaywhat

    “Republican revealed to be self-serving hypocrite”

    I think I’ve read this story before…

  • Xzamilloh

    What? Absolutely shocking. Next, I’m gonna hear that virulently anti-gay politicians anonymously peruse Grindr or get caught with male prostitutes.

    This isn’t even the first time a rabid pro-lifer was exposed as a massive hypocrite and piece of shit. Anyone remember Rep. Scott DesJarlais?

    • Kangol

      Republicans Scott DesJarlais, Ron Ashburn, Larry Craig, Ed Schrock, Richard Curtis, etc. Many were rabidly anti-gay too, and all were brought down by scandals in which their hypocrisies were exposed.

      Also, why do the media call anti-abortion fanatics “pro-life,” when they often have no problem with the death penalty, the killing of innocent combatants in wars, police killings of unarmed people of color, etc. Life = more than a fetus.

  • Hussain-TheCanadian

    I’m shocked that he didn’t use the “Devil made me do it” excuse.

  • NateOcean

    Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) announced he is retiring from politics.

    He wants “to spend more time with his family”.

    And by that he means “to spend more time banging his girlfriend”.

    • whatsaywhat

      and paying for her abortions!

  • BriBri

    His punishment: lifetime of child support.

  • radiooutmike

    Another one bites the dust.

  • DCguy

    I loved the fact that he at first said he would serve out his term but wouldn’t run again….nope! Now he’s leaving within a month.

    Typical Republican, scream against lgbt rights while hiring rentboys and sucking dick, and screaming against abortion while trying to force mistresses to get them.

    That’s all the party has become, some liars selling out our country and their troll henchmen.

  • Luna1979

    Not surprised by any politician left or right. It’s ridiculous these republicans keep falling off their high horses and still keep climbing back up again and again, but democrats have had their share of scandals, too. Just done with politics as a whole. It’s all self-serving bs with a side of bj.

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