We've done it. We've found the worst human being in Congress.
In public, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., says he's a strong advocate for the unborn. In private, however, he reportedly urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant with his lovechild.
The Pennsylvania Republican revealed his extramarital affair last month after he learned the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had succeeded in a court motion to unseal a divorce action involving the congressman's lover, 25-year-old Shannon Edwards.
"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," the congressman said in a statement.
He added, "I ask the media to respect the privacy of my family. They have done nothing wrong and deserve to be left alone."
Things go downhill from there.
In January, Murphy's team posted messages on the congressman's Facebook page voicing support for the March for Life and its participants.
Edwards was allegedly extremely upset about it.
"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 in a series of text messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Murphy reportedly responded with a text that read, "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."
Man. Lila Rose in the streets, Margaret Sanger in the sheets.
One wonders if Murphy also "winced" when groups like the Family Research Council and LifePAC heaped praise on him and encouraged pro-life voters to support him.
Murphy is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus. There's no way they keep him on after this, right?