Why Congressman Joe Barton Must Resign Immediately

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I wish that I had never seen the nude photo of U.S. Representative Joe Barton that is circulating around the Internet like wildfire.  It is a photo that he took of himself and sent to a woman that he was not married to, and even though his private area is censored in the photo, it is still one of the most horrifying things that I have ever seen.  I am not going to share that photo in this article, and I very highly suggest that you do not go looking for it.  Joe Barton has already admitted that he took this photo of himself, and this type of behavior is completely unacceptable for a sitting member of Congress.  Barton must resign, and he must resign immediately.


In recent days many of us have greatly criticized the sexual misconduct of Democrats, and we must continue to do so.

But we would be hypocrites if we were to ignore the filth in our own house.

I am running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district, and I am very much hoping that Barton will be long gone before I ever get to Washington.  He has brought great shame upon our party, and nobody can argue that he will be able to serve as an effective member of Congress after something like this.

Barton has been serving in the House of Representatives for 32 years, and he is currently a member of the House Freedom Caucus.  That makes this even more painful, because I am a big fan of the House Freedom Caucus.

In the first statement that he released about this photo, Barton said that he wished that he had used “better judgment” and that he is “sorry that I let my constituents down”

In a statement released to The Dallas Morning News, the longtime Republican lawmaker said the image — which first surfaced on social media earlier this week — was taken in recent years while separated from his former wife.

“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” Barton, who is twice-divorced, said in the statement. “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.”

Is he trying to say that it was okay for him to have “sexual relationships with other mature adult women” while he was still married?

And does he believe that what he did is morally wrong?  That is very unclear from this statement.

What we do know is that he does not plan to resign.  The following comes from NBC News

When asked if he planned to step down, Barton spokeswoman Sarah Dodd told NBC News: “He is not resigning.”

That is not acceptable.  Republican leadership needs to confront Barton and let him know that it is time for him to go.

You know, there will be some that will criticize me over this article because I am “attacking a fellow Republican”.

But if we allow this kind of garbage to go on unchallenged in our own house, then we have no right to criticize the Democrats for what they have been doing.

And without a doubt, there is much more of this type of thing happening on the other side of the aisle.  For example, we have now learned that John Conyers was using taxpayer money to fly women into Washington D.C. to have sex with him…

One affidavit from a former female employee states that she was tasked with flying in women for the congressman. “One of my duties while working for Rep. Conyers was to keep a list of women that I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources,” said her affidavit. (A second staffer alleged in an interview that Conyers used taxpayer resources to fly women to him.)

John Conyers is one of the biggest “swamp creatures” out there, and he needs to resign immediately as well.

And more footage continues to emerge of “creepy uncle Joe Biden” acting very inappropriately around women and young children.  After all that has been revealed about him, there is no way that he should be allowed to run for political office ever again, and yet many prominent Democrats keep bringing his name up as a potential presidential candidate in 2020.

The corruption in D.C. is completely and utterly out of control, and I am so glad that some of it is now being exposed.

My hope is that the American people are being absolutely sickened by what they are seeing, and that hundreds of these “swamp creatures” will be voted out of office in 2018.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

  • 4K

    So if he sent the photo to a woman who he’s in a consensual relationship with, then what’s the big deal? If it was consensual then that’s his personal life and no reason to resign.

    Why are Christians so horrified at the sight of a human body but are perfectly fine with movies that are filled with killing like Band of Brothers?

    • 4K

      Also I forgot: in the Bible David and Soloman had hundreds of wives.

      • Guest

        Solomon had 700 wives and 300 mistresses. David had multiple wives, but not “hundreds.”

  • TheLulzWarrior

    I wonder how many in the GOP Establishment have done a lot worst than cheating on their wives…


    If Barton needs to resign then so does Al Franken.

  • Guest

    Why the double standard, Michael? If Barton needs to resign, and I agree that he should, then so does Trump. Trump is on his third marriage.

    I am not a resident of Idaho, but even if I were I would NOT support your campaign. I have been reading your articles since 2009, and I agree with most of what you have written over the years. But I think you’re not being completely honest.

    • heart of the ocean

      Plus Trump used to go backstage to see girls changing when he owned Miss Univ er se but yet the blogger is a staunch Trump supporter and won’t talk about that. There’s a double standard!

    • TheLulzWarrior

      Of course, you are a loser and a sheeple. Very sad. -)

      • Guest

        Why am I a loser? What did I say that gives you that impression?

      • laura ann

        Guest: Besides Trump didn’t pose nude online, this is the issue w/ Barton, not Barton’s affairs and divorce.

  • Operator99

    When I vote, I’m hiring a policymaker, not a pastor. The Piously Correct of the Right are every bit as insufferable as the Politically Correct of the Left…

  • 4K

    Did you know that during the first Thanksgiving the Pilgrims celebrated with dozens of half n k ed indians?

  • Paul Patriot

    Michael, this is a sign of the condition of the heart of man and does not regard which party he is in…..if we look at it that way, then demoncrats are dumber than Republicans, because they seem to be the ones getting caught.

    This is the fruits of a nation that has spit in the God of its heritage face, and a nation that has been over sexualized.

    We seem to have a big sexual problem in this nation, and if you read the Bible, you will see how much God continually warns and condemns any sort of sexual immorality.

    This is sad, but it is the fruits of an unsaved person who is in a powerful/influential position……with out the Living Word intimately grounded in his mind and heart, this kind of deprecation does not surprise me …regardless if he is a “Congressman”

    • Joe

      He sent the pic to a woman in a consensual relationship and years later it got leaked. Everyone shares pics with their lover.

  • donna

    if this is consensual it is a private matter among he, his wife and woman who received it. It is not exactly news michael that the corridors of power are filled with ethically bankrupt people with atrophied consciences. he should however be embarrassed to be such an exhibitionist with a physique of this type. great division between people is this. lacking taste and discretion is not an impeachable charge if it were we would not need any term limits.

  • laura ann

    Barton is a moron, sending nude photos to women, he ought to know they’d end up online eventually. what a jerk, A/ Wiener was even dumber, chasing 15 yr olds..

  • 4K


  • Gay Veteran

    “…it is still one of the most horrifying things that I have ever seen….”

    really??? you must live a VERY sheltered life.
    have you seen the photo of the Yemeni mother holding her starving child??? U.S. is supporting Saudi war crimes in Yemen

    • 4K

      He’s been online all day for his job many years now so he’s obviously lying for effect. I have medical & cultural documentaries from Amazon video downloaded on my device and some are a lot more graphic than that politician. not supporting what he did but just saying