Joe Barton

Name: Joe Barton

Age: 68 (in 2017)

Role: U.S. Congressman (R-Tx), served as vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Accusations: Kelly Canon said Barton sent her unwanted, sexually inappropriate text messages. The text messages were published by the Star Telegram, Nov 17, 2017, by Anna M. Tinsley

Consequences for his actions: Will not seek reelection.

Barton’s Response: “There are enough people who lost faith in me that it’s time to step aside and let there be a new voice for the 6th district in Washington, so I am not going to run for re-election.”

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