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TARRANT COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN TIM O’HARE’S STATEMENT ON CONGRESSMAN JOE BARTON
November 28, 2017
Tim O’Hare, Chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party, released the following statement regarding the current issues surrounding Congressman Joe Barton (TX-6) who represents a large portion of Tarrant County:
All elected officials should be role models. They should be held to a very high standard. Joe Barton’s conduct falls well below that standard. Since Mr. Barton’s highly-publicized issues have come to light, I have talked to numerous Republican activists, leaders, voters and elected officials about this situation - not a single one of them thinks he should run again. I personally hope he learns from this and tries to be a better father and man. But, I, along with thousands of other Tarrant County Republicans, call on Mr. Barton to not seek re-election and to retire from Congress by the end of this year. We are at a critical point in our nation’s history. It is my hope Mr. Barton will place his constituents, Tarrant County Republicans and our nation above his personal desires to make way for a candidate who better embodies our values and who will ensure Congressional District 6 remains in Republican hands.