Rep. Tim Murphy announces resignation in wake of sex scandal

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Rep. Tim Murphy, an anti-abortion congressman who reportedly asked his lover to get an abortion, says he’s seeking help.
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WASHINGTON — Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania is resigning from Congress effective Oct. 21, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday.

Ryan said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that he received a letter of resignation from Murphy.

“It was Dr. Murphy’s decision to move on to the next chapter of his life, and I support it. We thank him for his many years of tireless work on mental health issues here in Congress and his service to the country as a naval reserve officer,” Ryan said.

Murphy’s decision came a day after he announced he would not run for a ninth term, amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant.

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