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Rep. Joe Barton apologizes to constituents after nude photo of him appears online

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, apologized to his constituents Wednesday for a nude photo that has been circulating the internet, saying that he should have used “better judgment during those days.”

“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” he said, according 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.”

Barton has been serving since 1985 and recently announced his plans to seek re-election.

According to the Tribune he is re-evaluating his decision to seek another term.

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