Washington D.C. – Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania is resigning from the House amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair.

Murphy is an anti-abortion lawmaker, but he allegedly urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant.

A letter from Murphy to House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the resignation, effective Oct. 21.

Two state senators, Guy Reschenthaler of Allegheny County and Kim Ward of Westmoreland County, say they’re running for Murphy’s seat.


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