Five men, including his own cousin, have come forward to accuse Murray of abusing them sexually as teenagers in the 1970's. In 1984, Oregon Child Protective Services determined after an investigation that Murray sexually abused his foster son.
The former mayor maintains his innocence but says he resigned so as not to impede "the ability of our city government to conduct the public's business."
According to a report by Brent Scher in the Washington Free Beacon, former Mayor Murray and Sen. Murray have both donated to each other's campaigns in recent years.
Here's what Scher reported:
Sen. Murray, yet to comment on the mayor's resignation, helped put him in office, contributing the maximum allowed $700 to his 2013 mayoral campaign through her leadership PAC, according to local campaign finance records. The contributions went in both directions. In 2010, Ed Murray, as a member of the Washington state legislature, contributed $500 to Patty Murray's re-election efforts. In 2015, as Seattle's mayor, he gave another $500.
Though allegations against former Mayor Murray have played out publicly for months, the senator does not appear to have spoken out on the question at all.Read more at The Washington Examiner