Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- After the attack in New York that killed 8, Trump calls for merit-based immigration
- Trump spokeswoman dismisses Russia-related indictments: "Nothing to do with" the president
- Special counsel's inquiry yields first guilty plea, from former Trump aide who lied to the FBI
- Paul Manafort and another Trump campaign aide indicted; Manafort's bond is $10 million
Rep. Tim Murphy has announced he will not seek reelection after reports surfaced indicating the publicly pro-life politician had urged his mistress to have an abortion during what turned out to be a pregnancy scare.
In a statement, the Pennsylvania Republican said he would retire from Congress and "take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties," the Associated Press reported. Murphy is serving his eighth term.
On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Shannon Edwards, with whom Murphy was having an affair, told him, "you have zero issue posting you 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."
On the same day the text messages were reported, Murphy voted yes on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. The messages came to light after Edwards' husband filed for divorce.