Washington classifies distributing explicit images without consent as a felony.
Barton, the former chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce committee, joined the House in 1985 and is the longest-serving member of Congress from Texas. Konni Burton, a Fort Worth Republican whose district overlaps with Barton's congressional district, batted down rumors that she might consider the seat.
A young girl "triumphs" over a bully but does it by singing an expletive-laden song.
In a phone interview with The Texas Tribune on Tuesday, Barton said he was deliberating that.
"You're as aware of what was posted as I am," he said.
"No matter who the Republican nominee is, I look forward to a civil and respectful campaign on the issues – not one sullied by personal attacks." Barton's apology came near the end of what has already been a difficult year for him.
As the manager of one of the congressional baseball teams, Barton and his two sons were on the field during practice in June when a gunman began firing.
Both students and teachers smoke pot at school; a teacher also buys drugs from a student and plants them on another teacher, and a teacher jokes about buying and using meth. " /Constant iffy behavior and several iffy messages, particularly around the idea of masculinity; the movie seems to regard getting in the fight as a mark of maturity and courage.
Authority figures are thoughtless and don't care about the students they're responsible for.Shannon Edmonds, a staff attorney with the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, said too many details of Barton's specific case were unknown to determine whether the leaked photo might constitute revenge porn under Texas law."What I can say is that the law was created in 2015 in part to kind of address situations like this, where an image that was taken during the course of a consensual relationship is later aired in public after that relationship has ended, usually ended badly," Edmonds said."That’s exactly the kind of situation that brought about the new law." Currently, there are no federal laws explicitly addressing revenge porn.Podolsky told the Tribune that if the image was taken and shared in Washington, the District's laws would most likely apply.Images taken by consenting adults with a "reasonable expectation of privacy" constitute "revenge porn" when distributed without the subject's consent, according to a blog post by Houston lawyer Brett Podolsky.