Rep. Tim Murphy, the Pennsylvania Republican, has been bogged down in a sex scandal. And as a result, the congressman has announced that he will not seek re-election, and will retire at the end of his next term.
Rather than continue to serve the nation as a part of the federal government, Murphy would rather "take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties," according to NBC News.
The scandal occurred when the media revealed a private bit of information about him and his wife. The information was enough to receive widespread national media coverage and eventually led to today's announcement.
Murphy, 65, is accused of being unfaithful to his wife, details of which we will not further reveal.
He was also found to have asked his wife for an abortion.
Steve Stivers, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Wednesday he was "extremely disappointed in the circumstances surrounding Congressman Murphy's retirement."
Representative Tim Murphy has had a long and relatively successful political career within the Republican Party. Before going into politics, he served as a representative in the Pennsylvania Senate. And before that, he was a commander in the United States Navy Reserve.
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