GOP Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes For X-Rated Photo

The Washington Post reports:

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) apologized Wednesday after an explicit photo of him was posted to an anonymous Twitter account and began to circulate online.

Barton, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he had sexual relationships with “other mature adult women” while separated from his second wife before their 2015 divorce.

“Each was consensual,” he said of the relationships in a statement. “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 photo is still on Twitter if you really need to see it, but I’d guess you don’t.