Rep. Joe Barton‘s “$20 billion shakedown” comment begins at 1:37 and concludes around 4:12. The man actually said “I apologize” to BP CEO Tony Hayward for the Obama administration’s recent pressuring of BP to promptly compensate Gulf-area businesses damaged or ruined by the oil spill.

Update: Barton, slithering worm that he is and always will be, has formally apologized for apologizing to BP. [Posted from iPhone at 7:05 pm.]