Getz’s office did not respond to multiple inquiries about Murphy’s employment status.
Murphy’s decision comes after Gates’ former communications director Luke Ball quit the job soon after the FBI investigation was revealed.
Getz has denied any wrongdoing and specifically stated that he never paid for sex or had sex with a 17-year-old as an adult.
While Murphy and Ball quit their jobs, Gatz received public support from some members of his remaining staff. On Thursday, her office made a statement on behalf of the eight female members of her team. The statement defended Getz as a boss and co-worker.
The statement said, “At no point has any of us experienced this.”
For the most part, Republicans have been able to avoid questions about the Getz investigation because the House has been on recess for two weeks. That will change when they rejoin on Monday. It is not clear whether Gatz himself will be in Washington. He currently has an active proxy vote that would allow him to physically cast a vote in Washington. Questions about his appearance were not answered the following week.