Politician screws up and resigns. Not really news. What I want to address is the parting comments from the Speaker of House, Paul Ryan to the resignation. For those who aren’t aware, Pennsylvania GOP Rep Tim Murphy was having an affair She got pregnant and this staunch anti-abortion foe asked her to get an abortion. Here’s what Ryan had to say upon the resignation: “We thank him for his many years of tireless work on mental health issues here in Congress and his service to the country as a naval reserve officer.” In other words, we’re sorry you got caught and we’ll miss you. That’s what’s wrong with Washington and politics. No honor, no shame. Here is the text of what I would have said: “Rep Murphy resigned today. In his 15 years of service he authored and pushed through some laws that were good for America. All of that goodness does not overcome the fact that he dishonored his wife and family by violating the oath of marriage. He dishonored the US House of Representatives, and is a disgrace to the great people of Pennsylvania. If it was within my power, he would be stripped of all future benefits that is associated with true and faithful service as a US Congressman. As Congressmen we all must be held to the highest ethical standards, and in this case Representative Murphy failed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family at this time.
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