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GOP lawmaker issues statement on extramarital affair

Greg Nash

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) on Thursday publicly admitted to having an extramarital affair, saying it was “nobody’s fault but my own.” 

“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,” Murphy said in a statement released by his lawyer. 


Murphy confirmed the affair after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was granted a court order to unseal the divorce action of the other couple involved.

While Murphy is not a party in the divorce action, the husband of the woman with whom he was having an affair sought to depose him in July, according to the Post-Gazette. 

Murphy asked the press to respect his family’s privacy in the statement. 

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