Apologize to BP?

Oil Spill

Rep. Barton apologizes to BP for Gulf victim's fund: "I think it is a tragedy in the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown... I apologize."

GOP Congressman Joe Barton had the nerve to apologize to BP CEO Tony Hayward for the "tragedy" of holding the oil giant accountable for the devastation caused by the Gulf oil disaster.

The American people must respond to this shameful display with a strong and unified voice. Add your name to the petition below:

Congressman Barton: The real tragedy is happening in the Gulf of Mexico and the communities along the Gulf Coast. Instead of apologizing to BP, we are calling on you to stand up for the Gulf coast residents and ensure that BP is held 100% accountable.

Sign the petition and we'll send your names and messages to Congressman Barton.