Tim Murphy is a Pennsylvania congressman who’s become a prominent champion of the pro-life movement. The 64-year-old has been endorsed by multiple anti-abortion groups, is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, and co-sponsored a new bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks. But most importantly, Murphy is a giant hypocrite who reportedly urged his mistress to terminate a possible pregnancy.
And, yes, there are receipts.
According to text messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Shannon Edwards—a psychologist with whom he admitted to having an extramarital relationship—confronted the congressman about an anti-abortion Facebook post from January of this year. The post read: “The United States is one of just seven countries worldwide that permits elective abortion more than halfway through pregnancy (beyond 20 weeks). It is a tragic shame that America is leading the world in discarding and disregarding the most vulnerable.”
Edwards couldn’t hold back, and decided to call out Murphy via text.
“And 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," she wrote on Jan. 25.
Murphy replied later that day: “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."
Humiliating for Murphy. Extremely satisfying for us.
Of course, he and his team have not provided any comments on the matter.