Letter to the editor: Murphy's blood money
Disgraced former Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned his House seat after allegations of adulterous affairs and allegedly recommending an abortion for his mistress, remains very politically active.
Murphy's GOP donations include $1,000 to Michael Korns, chairman of the Westmoreland County Republican Committee ( “Westmoreland clerk of courts wants county GOP leader to return Tim Murphy donation” ), and $5,000 to the committee ( “Ex-Rep. Tim Murphy directs campaign donation to help Republican Rick Saccone” ), making one wonder if his donations to the Republican Party were to perhaps wash Murphy's name out as a Saccone donor to avoid full disclosure.
I understand that elections are needlessly expensive, but on a moral level I would not want Murphy's blood money in my campaign coffers. On a legal level, I believe it should be investigated as to whether or not federal campaign finance laws were intentionally evaded and if Murphy or Korns was complicit in a conspiracy.