A Texas Congressman was forced to apologize Wednesday after a lurid picture and message he once sent a woman leaked online.
Republican Rep. Joe Barton distanced himself from other scandal-plagued pols by noting that the sexts — including the message “I want u soo bad. Right now. Deep and hard” — were sent to adult in a consensual relationship.
“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” the 68-year-old grandfather, who was divorced in 2015, said in a statement to the Texas Tribune.
“Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended. I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down.”
The photos were circulated on social media earlier this week by a user who also claims to have videos of Barton masturbating, TMZ reports.
Barton now says he’s not reconsidering whether to run for re-election.
“I am talking to a number of people, all of whom I have faith in and am deciding how to respond, quite frankly,” he told the Tribune.
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