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FILE - In this July 28, 2011 file photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas is seen during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

A Texas congressman said he'd 'consider' supporting Trump if he said he liked raping women

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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.

He also published part of his apology on Twitter.

The apology, part 2

The apology, part 3

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.

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