Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) was involved in a heated discussion tonight with MSNBC host Chris Hayes concerning his continued support of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. During the course of the discussion, Hayes asked Farenthold if he would continue supporting Trump even if Trump had been caught on tape bragging that he "liked to rape women." Hayes pressed the point, asking, "If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying that, saying, 'I really like to rape women,' you would continue to endorse him?"
Farenthold responded, "That would be bad... I'd consider it."
Farenthold immediately took to twitter to issue a series of apologies for his remarks.
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
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
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