Former Rep. Murphy Lands Consulting Gig

Resigned after news that he pressured mistress to have an abortion surfaced

Former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., right, now has a new consulting job. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., right, now has a new consulting job. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted May 4, 2018 at 8:04am

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy, who was brought down last year by an an extramarital affair, has a new job working for a government relations consulting firm.

Murphy now works for Crammer Consultants as a federal consultant, the Pittburgh Tribune-Review reported.

“I don’t think I could have anyone more adept or attuned to what’s going on in Washington, D.C., regarding dealing with the opioid crisis than Tim Murphy,” said Bob Crammer, the president of the firm.

Crammer is a former commissioner for Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

Murphy resigned from Congress in October when it was revealed that the anti-abortion Republican had pressured his mistress to have an abortion.

But Crammer said he was not worried about Murphy’s scandal.

“Despite his personal issues, the connections and knowledge he has will be invaluable,” Crammer said. “As far as his effectiveness goes and his ability to know and advise me what’s going on in Washington, (the personal issues are) not an issue.”

Despite Crammer being a registered lobbyist, Murphy is not allowed to register until a year has passed since his resignation because of federal rules. 

Murphy is a former psychologist and worked extensively on mental health issues while in Congress.

Murphy’s resignation triggered a special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District where Conor Lamb pulled off a surprise victory in a long-held Republican district.

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