According to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, confessed on Wednesday that he was involved in an extramarital affair with a personal friend.
“Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend,” the Pennsylvania congressman said in a statement. “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.”
“I ask the media to respect the privacy of my family. They have done nothing wrong and deserve to be left alone,” he added.
Jesse Sally, the husband of the woman Murphy had an affair with, cited the congressman as part of his reason for divorcing his wife, Shannon Edwards. Sally’s original divorce complaint included adultery and that Edwards was involved in an affair with “a well-known political figure in the community,” reported.
Additionally, Sally attempted to depose Murphy in July. Sally’s lawyer said the deposition was relevant to alimony requests from Edwards.
Meanwhile, Murphy’s lawyer, Kenneth Horoho Jr., spoke out against the deposition and attempted to quash the subpoena.
“Why do you need to depose him other than to harass him?” he asked. “They got the marital misconduct. They admit it.”