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Barton Apologized To GOP-ers At Meeting Today


Last week, at an energy subcommittee hearing on BP's role in the Gulf oil leak, Barton apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward and called the company's $20 billion escrow fund a government "shakedown."

Barton apologized to the public last week for using the word "shakedown" and retracted his apology to BP.

However, after today's meeting Barton tweeted a link to an American Spectator post about his comments. Barton took the title of the post for his tweet:

Joe Barton Was Right

Late update: Barton has now deleted the tweet. Here's a screengrab of the tweet, via Twhirl: