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Joe Barton, US congressman exposed on Twitter for sending nudes and sex chatting a woman

 After the lewd photo of himself and graphic text message
were circulated on social media, Barton, a senior member of
the House Energy and Commerce Committee apologized on
 In a statement released he said that while he was separated
from his second wife he had consensual sexual
relationships "with other mature adult women" that are now
 "While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce,
I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women.
Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended."
He adds, "I am sorry I did not use better judgment during
those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down."
His spokeswoman Sarah Dodd, told journalists on
Wednesday that the congressman, who was first elected to
Congress in 1984 has no plans to resign having filed for re-
election earlier this month.
In a second statement released Barton said he had
accepted an offer from the United States Capitol Police to
investigate the incident.
"This woman admitted that we had a consensual
relationship. When I ended that relationship, she threatened
to publicly share my private photographs and intimate
correspondence in retaliation," Barton said.

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