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A Pennsylvania congressman confirms he had an extramarital affair

In this photo taken Feb. 28, 2017, Capitol Hill in Washington. There’s an unconventional new president in the White House and Republicans have a lock on Congress, but Washington is still up to its old tricks.Just as occurred repeatedly during the Obama administration, Congress and the White House are days from a government shutdown, engaged in familiar partisan brinkmanship that demonstrates how little has really changed in the capital under President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A Pennsylvania congressman is confirming he had an extramarital affair with a personal friend, a relationship that became public as part of another couple's divorce proceedings.

Republican Rep. Tim Murphy issued a statement Wednesday through his lawyer saying the affair took place last year and it's "nobody's fault but my own."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the disclosure came after the newspaper obtained a court order to unseal the other couple's divorce action.

A judge ruled Murphy must submit to a deposition in the divorce case by the end of September.

The 64-year-old congressman represents a suburban Pittsburgh district and is in his eighth term. He is a practicing psychologist and commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

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