Texas GOP Lawmaker Apologizes for Trump Comment

A Republican congressman from Texas is apologizing after suggesting in a television interview that he'd "consider" endorsing Donald Trump even if the Republican presidential nominee said he liked raping women.

In an interview Tuesday with MSBNC, Rep. Blake Farenthold was asked if he would endorse Trump if a tape surfaced with Trump saying "I really like to rape women."

Farenthold struggled to answer but eventually responded "that would be bad, and I would have to consider, I'd consider it."

Later, Farenthold used a series of three tweets to apologize for "my failure to immediately condemn anyone who would say something as outrageous as they like raping women."

Farenthold said he was "thrown off by the anchor's use of a hypothetical question."

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