Rep. Blake Farenthold has issued a groveling apology for refusing to rule out supporting Donald Trump if the GOP presidential candidate ever said he liked to rape women.
And he appeared to lay part of the blame for his waffling remark on MSNBC host Chris Hayes for asking a "hypothetical question."
Taking to Twitter, the Texas Republican, said:
Farenthold, a Trump supporter, was asked Tuesday about lewd cracks the real-estate tycoon made in 2005 which suggested sexual assault with the mention of grabbing women by their private parts — remarks dismissed by Trump as "locker-room banter."
Asked hypothetically if he would still support Trump even if he said he liked raping women, Farenthold suggested he might.
"If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying, 'I really like to rape women,' you would continue to endorse him?'' Hayes asked.
"That would be bad, and I would have to consider — I'd consider it. But again, we're talking about what Donald Trump said 10 years ago as opposed to what Hillary Clinton has done in the past two or three years,'' Farenthold replied.
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