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‘Pro-life’ GOP congressman who asked his mistress to get an abortion will retire at the end of his term

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A “pro-life” GOP Congressman who reportedly asked his former mistress to get an abortion, will retire at the end of his term, the Associated Press reports.

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The news follows a report by CBS Pittsburg that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) was mulling retirement after it came to light he once urged his former lover Shannon Edwards to seek an abortion. Transcripts of text messages between the pair that were shared with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“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 to the GOP Congressman after his official Facebook account shared an anti-abortion post.

“I get what you say about my March for life [sic] message,” Murphy replied. “I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write any more. I will.”

Murphy admitted to the affair in September, telling the Post-Gazette he alone is responsible for his actions.

“Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend,” Murphy said. “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.”

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Murphy was previously backed by the pro-life group National Right to Life Committee. On Tuesday, he voted in favor the House’s 20-week abortion—a bill he co-sponsored.

In a statement, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) said he was “extremely disappointed in the circumstances” surrounding Murphy’s retirement.

Read the full statement, below:

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‘I’m entitled’: Kayleigh McEnany defends her 11 mail-in votes while calling it ‘fraud’ for the masses

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday faced questions from Fox News about why she had voted by mail 11 times even though President Donald Trump has called absentee ballots a "scam."

McEnany was asked about her voting history after the Tampa Bay Times reported that she had used mail-in voting nearly a dozen times in recent years.

"So why is it OK for you to do it?" Fox News host Ed Henry asked McEnany. "I understand you are traveling, you're in a different city. But how can you really be assured that your votes were counted accurately but when other people do it, it's fraud."

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‘They want their civil war’: Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

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Young, white men dressed in Hawaiian-style print shirts and body armor, and carrying high-powered rifles have been a notable feature at state capitols, lending an edgy and even sometimes insurrectionary tone to gatherings of conservatives angered by restrictions on businesses and church gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just as many states are reopening their economies — and taking the wind out of the conservative protests — the boogaloo movement found a new galvanizing cause: the protests in Minneapolis against the police killing of George Floyd.

A new iteration of the militia movement, boogaloo was born out of internet forums for gun enthusiasts that repurposed the 1984 movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo as a code for a second civil war, and then modified it into phrases like “big luau” to create an insular community for those in on the joke, with Hawaiian-style shirts functioning as an in-real-life identifier. Boogaloo gained currency as an internet meme over the summer of 2019, when it was adopted by white supremacists in the accelerationist tendency. In January, the movement made the leap from the internet to the streets when a group boogaloo-ers showed up at the Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Va.

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WATCH: Man holds black DoorDash driver at gunpoint for delivering food to an Arizona apartment complex

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A man in Mesa, Arizona, is facing assault and weapons charges after he allegedly held a delivery driver at gunpoint this Sunday, 12News reports.

Police say Valentino Tejeda pulled a gun on 24-year-old Dimitri Mills in the parking lot of Tejeda's apartment complex, and when Mills and his girlfriend tried to explain they were making a food delivery to a neighbor, Tejeda still insisted that Mills, who is black, was somehow a threat.

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