As Twitchy told you earlier, Texas GOP Rep. Joe Barton has apologized after a graphic nude selfie surfaced. Barton says he sent the photo to a woman while he was separated from his second wife. Barton told the Texas Tribune that he’s currently trying to decide how best to handle the situation, but according to a spokesperson, reports of his impending resignation have been greatly exaggerated:

So stay tuned.

Meanwhile, if Rep. Barton opts to take legal action against the leaker of the photo, he may have a pretty strong case.

It sure sounds like it.

So, will Barton get the benefit of the doubt here? He’s already at a disadvantage: