Mexico Sen. caught in racy chat on Senate floor apologizes

A Mexican senator has apologized after being caught by a photographer in a racy cellphone chat during a Senate session.

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A photo taken over his shoulder shows Sen. Ismael Garcia Cabeza de Vaca exchanging text messages with people who appear to be friends concerning a photo of a scantily clad young woman.

The photo published Tuesday by the newspaper El Universal appeared to show the two discussing how they would like to have sex with the woman. Both also appear to use pig emojis in the chat.

The Senate was hearing testimony from the treasury secretary at the time.

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Late Tuesday Garcia Cabeza de Vaca posted a “sincere apology,” saying “I should not have participated in a clearly misogynist conversation.”

He is from the conservative National Action Party.

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