Rep. Barton Apologizes For BP “Shakedown”

Representative Joe Barton of Texas uses the word “shakedown” three times describing a $20 Billion fund BP has agreed to set up for victims of it’s hemorrhaging oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. He apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward the action. Barton later issued a statement saying he is withdrawing his apology to BP, but made no apology to President Obama for hinting that the President should be thrown in jail for getting BP to put money in the escrow fund.

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