- Report says representative threatened woman over release of pictures
- Nude shot of Barton, 68, circulated on social media this week
The Texas Republican representative Joe Barton told a woman he would complain to US Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to a published report.
The Washington Post reported the threat on Wednesday after Barton, from North Texas, apologized for a nude photo of him that circulated on social media. The photo of Barton appeared on an anonymous Twitter account. It was not immediately known who posted the photo or when it was taken.