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Navy Looks Into Murphy’s Affair

Tim MurphyThe Navy is looking into Congressman Tim Murphy’s (R-Allegheny) conduct after he was forced to reveal he had an extramarital affair.

A Navy spokesperson confirmed to the Post-Gazette that the Navy is looking into the admission.

“The facts and circumstances of this case are being reviewed,” a spokesman told the Post-Gazette.

Murphy admitted to an extramarital affair in a statement from his lawyer, and put the responsibility for the affair on himself.  Murphy is a Commander in the Navy Reserves.  The Uniform Code of Military Justice lists adultery as a crime.

From the Post-Gazette:

Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, adultery is a crime that can be prosecuted under Article 134, which includes “any offense which is of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, or conduct which is prejudicial to good order and discipline.”

To prove such a case, a prosecutor must show not only that an act of extramarital sex occurred between the two parties, but also that it brought discredit to the armed forces.

A military commander makes that determination.

If charges are not filed, the individual’s command can separately request an administrative separation.

The affair itself may not have become a major issue in the campaign, but if the Navy decides to prosecute Murphy under the Uniform Code of Military Justice it could come become a major part of the campaign.

14 Responses

  1. When is someone going to investigate Cole Goodman’s affair with a high school student? Pennlive swept the story under the rug!

    1. Cguckie porter the rat was right. The voters really are a bunch of sommanabitch dumb bastards

  2. This entire thing is silly. It’s a nonsensical story. You cannot legislate nor prosecute morality. Period.

    1. While true, it is relevant if a candidate advertises himself as a “family values” candidate and has accepted awards for his “family values”. The story is not the affair, it is the rank hypocrisy. I could not possibly care less that Tim Murphy had an affair, per se, I care that he goes around presenting himself one way and moralizing about this, and then goes and does this same thing in secret.

    2. I don’t believe that legislate morality is the issue here. How can a liar and a cheat still be elected? He is not only cheating inside his personal relationships he is lying to the people who elected him. He is for abortion when he can keep his package in his pants yet when it is some other woman ‘you can’t have an abortion’. As long as it keeps him happy he happy abortions are fine, just not for other people’

      He seems to be able to justify anything of it is to his benefit. Sooo what else will he say do as I say not as I do.

      We should hold our elected officials to a higher standard not lessor.

      1. I estimate that 95% of our elected representatives are guilty of lying and cheating about what they do or don’t do concerning their official and personal lives. What concerns me the most and many of them lie and cheat when it comes to their official responsibilities to the citizens they represent. I don’t condone what Murphy did but I would be much more upset if the voted to reduce military benefits to the 1% who serve. Especially since he states he supports a strong military. To conclude there are very few elected officials that I trust. They would have to do a 180 in order to win back my trust.

  3. I would like to talk to anyone at Politics Pa about Chris Heinz as a potential candidate for Pa.District 12. Nick Field wrote a column in late 2015 about Chris and his relocation to Western Pa.

    1. I’m sure if Mr. Heinz wanted to run and wanted to speak with Politics Pa he could. He doesn’t need you help Mr. Connors, get lost.

  4. As a reservist, unless he was meeting with his mistress at the NOSC, the Navy won’t have jurisdiction to prosecute under the UCMJ. This is just clickbait.

  5. While not excusing the moral aspect of the affair, as a Reservist he is not subject to the UCMJ while not in a duty status. Unless they can prove he was involved in adulterous activity while in a duty status, they have no legal standing to act.

  6. Many soldiers sailors marines and airmen fought and died wearing the uniform. Tim murphy may have brought discredit and should resign. Looks like Pam Iovino has an honorable service record.

  7. So, when are we getting the announcement that Murphy isn’t going to run for re-election? Before or after Halloween?

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