Pennsylvania GOP Congressman Tim Murphy, 65, who has resigned from Congress effective October 21, 2017, had a huge office staff turnover rate that soared up to 100% at one point. Morale among the Congressman's staff members, including recent college graduates, was the lowest ever seen by most observers. According to former Murphy staffers, as well as current staffers who wished to remain nameless, Murphy was extremely abusive to staffers, made them work long hours, yelled at them repeatedly, made them work at home and sent them countless Sunday emails labeled, "Urgent."

The Chief of Staff

According to the former Murphy employees, as well as the current, unnamed employees, the Congressman's Chief of Staff, Susan Mosychuk, also was cruel and abusive towards the office staffers.

Allegedly, Mosychuk devised a scheme whereby staffers were not allowed to resign from Murphy's staff without serious repercussions. Under a program devised for House staffers, up to $833 of staffers' student loans were paid off each month by the House of Representatives while the staffers remained on the job.

However, if the staffers were to resign after less than one year on the job, they could be required to pay all that money back. Generally speaking, it has been the practice among most members of Congress not to make resigning staffers pay the money back. Such was not the case in Murphy's Congressional office with Mosychuk at the helm.

Mosychuk also was able to use the student loan repayment threat to force staffers to work long hours, take work home and make themselves readily available for work on any day, or time, including Sundays.

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A place of terror

Needless to say, the morale among staffers plummeted, and at one point the turnover rate among staffers reached the maximum level of 100% despite Murphy's student loan repayment policy. Employees, both former and current, described Murphy's office as a place of "terror."

Even Mosychuk, in an office memo to Murphy, described how Murphy had terrified the office staff on one particular day. On that day, according to Mosychuk, Murphy told the Legislative Director, (LD), that his work was "useless." Then, according to Mosychuk, Murphy tossed several documents that had been prepared by various staffers onto the floor and then yelled out demands for his staffers to retrieve all the papers and arrange them in order. All of this seemed ironical to observers because Murphy claims to be a "practicing psychologist" and his behavior was not commensurate with that of a psychologist, practicing or retired.

Not the only Republican in trouble

Congressman Murphy, who got into trouble for trying to entice his pregnant mistress into having an abortion despite the fact that he was "Pro-Life" member of Congress, is not the only Republican in trouble in Washington.

President Donald Trump is being challenged by a member of his own Republican Party, Senator Ben Sasse, (R-Neb.), for his position on First Amendment rights. Sasse went so far as to question Trump's intentions and ask him if he was "recanting" his promise "to preserve, protect and defend" the First Amendment in his Oath of Office, according to ABC News on Thursday. Sasse was offended by Trump's call for the revocation of the FCC licenses of NBC and other networks that reported that Trump allegedly had asked the Pentagon to increase America's nuclear arsenal "ten times."