Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologizes after nude selfie, lewd text messages surface

Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologizes after nude selfie, lewd text messages surface
Joe Barton (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – He attended the Carlos Danger school of political ethics.]

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologized Wednesday after a nude photo and lewd text message supposedly from him surfaced on social media this week.

“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” Barton said in a statement. “Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended.”

Barton, 68, added, “I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down.”

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An anonymous account on Twitter earlier this week posted a censored photo of a nude man and suggested it was Barton. The account also tweeted a screenshot of a text message from “Joe B” using strongly sexual language.

The apology was first reported by The Texas Tribune.

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