Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) found himself under fire after this MSNBC interview.
In the interview on Tuesday night, Farenthold was asked by Chris Hayes, "If a tape came out with Donald Trump... saying, 'I really like to rape women,' you would continue to endorse him?"
Farenthold hesitated. "That would be bad... I'd consider it."
He later apologized, saying he was "thrown off" by the question, and called Hayes "unprofessional in asking" it to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
I apologize for my failure to immediately condemn anyone who would say something as outrageous as they like raping women. (1/3)— Blake Farenthold (@farenthold) October 12, 2016
He also published part of his apology on Twitter.
During an interview on MSNBC with Chris Hayes tonight, I was thrown off by the anchor’s use of a hypothetical question. (2/3)— Blake Farenthold (@farenthold) October 12, 2016
The apology, part 2
I do not, and have not ever condoned rape or violence against women. That is not the kind of man I believe Donald Trump to be. (3/3)— Blake Farenthold (@farenthold) October 12, 2016
The apology, part 3
Texas Republican Blake Farenthold said he would 'consider' pulling support if Trump said he "liked rape", so hey, baby steps.— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) October 12, 2016
That didn't appease many of his critics.
Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin blasted Farenthold's answer.
And he was far from alone.
Farenthold settled a sexual harassment lawsuit in 2005.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.