The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obtained documents detailing text messages between Murphy and Shannon Edwards showing that Murphy had asked Edwards to get an abortion during a pregnancy scare. Edwards did not end up being pregnant.
“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,” Edwards wrote in a text message.
“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,” Murphy reportedly responded.
Murphy has been endorsed and supported by pro-life organizations throughout his career in Congress.
Murphy is a co-sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, except in the cases of incest, rape, and when the pregnancy presents a threat to the life or physical health of the mother. The bill is scheduled to be voted on Tuesday.
The Post-Gazette also obtained a six-page document from Murphy’s Chief of Staff Susan Mosychuk detailing Murphy’s “hostile, erratic, unstable, angry, aggressive and abusive behavior” in the office.
“You were storming around as we walked in, and as we sat down for prep — having just arrived literally moments ago — you started in on the [legislative director] and verbally abused him, harassed him, chastised him and criticized all his work products. You called many of the work products that he literally gave up his weekend to produce as ‘useless.’ You pushed other documents off the table onto the floor because they weren’t what you wanted. Then you got angry and demanded we find the documents that you had just thrown on the ground,” the memo read.
The Navy is also looking into whether Murphy’s affair violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice.