It turns out that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), a politician who proudly flaunts his pro-life bonafides, doesn’t really mind abortions as long as his mistress has access to them.
Last month the 64-year-old congressman with a reputation for family values admitted to having an extramarital affair with Shannon Edwards, a forensic psychologist, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Now that same report reveals that Murphy also asked Edwards to get an abortion—despite being a politician who has vehemently opposed abortion rights.
The spark for the side chick going public, as it happens for many a fuckboy, came via social media, when Edwards found an anti-abortion statement posted on the congressman’s Facebook account in January.
According to the Post-Gazette, Edwards fired a text to Murphy, calling out his hypocritical ass.
“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,” wrote Edwards on Jan. 25, referring to a pregnancy scare.
At which point, Murphy consulted Chapter 3 of the Fuckboy Playbook and told Edwards: It wasn’t me.
“I get what you say about my March for life messages. I’ve never written them,” Murphy texted back later that day. “Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write any more. I will.”
He winced, y’all. It was that painful for him. So it must have also been painful when he was lauded by the Family Research Council for his pro-life stances. It must have been painful when he was endorsed by LifePAC, a group that opposes abortion rights. And someone else must have made him a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, or, at the very least, he winces really hard when he’s in those meetings.
Of course, none of that is true. Because before the news broke about his convenient pro-abortion reversal Tuesday, Murphy helped pass a 20-week abortion ban that would jail providers for up to five years.
No word yet on whether exceptions will be granted for the side chicks of philandering congressmen.
Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.