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A KDKA News interview with Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) aired today, November 2nd, with hilariously funny (and incriminating) behavior from the incumbent. In the interview, Congressman Murphy snatches evidence from the KDKA reporter and refuses to give it back. Someone needs to tell the Congressman about mimeograph machines.

You may know that Congressman Tim Murphy made his staff work on his campaign, admitted to it in the local paper, and called for an ethics committee investigation. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covered the story last weekend.

But as usual, things get better during the dumb season. Read on.

This video shows Congressman Murphy when confronted by KDKA investigative reporter Andy Sheehan. Sheehan has an incriminating document that seems to indicate the Congressman's District Office was working on his campaign. The Congressman snatches the "evidence" from the reporter and refuses to give it back, all on camera.  Priceless. Who knew the phrase "DO Door to Door" could lead to such trouble. Or that a member of Congress would think reporters don't have access to copier machines.

Here is a longer version of the video with more of the segment and a nice postscript about another local pol who is under house arrest for the same thing (making his staff work on his campaign.)

Enjoy and spread the word. Go Chad Kluko!

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 10:54 AM PST.

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