Anyone who has followed the Texas congressional delegation will know congressman Joe Barton. Since Michelle Bachman left the house, it has become difficult to know who is the dumbest member of congress. One thing we do know is that the three front runners for that honor are all from Texas. Blake Farenthold is always on the forefront of tea party idiocy. However Louie Gohmert consistently out-stupids the field.
Joe Barton is a climate-change denying imbecile who was the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee who said, “Wind is a finite resource and harnessing it would slow the winds down, which would cause the temperature to go up.” To appreciate the flat imbecility of Joe Barton, watch this shockingly stupid question he asked the former energy secretary.
Joe has campaigned as a “Christian conservative” member of the tea party. Today it was revealed that the 68-year-old also likes sexting out pictures of his penis to women. At least one woman didn’t take too kindly to getting one and decided to show the world what a hypocrite Joe Barton is.
The Texas Tribune reported Barton’s apology to his constituents.
“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” he said. “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, who announced his re-election bid earlier this month, is navigating in a political environment charged with emerging stories of sexual misbehavior in politics, in business, and in the media. The photo, which appeared on an anonymous Twitter account, set off speculation within Texas GOP circles about his political future.
No word from Barton about his re-election campaign but if the present climate is any indication, hopefully congress will be rid of one more hypocrite named Joe Barton.