Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) went on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes on Tuesday to advocate for Donald Trump, and he probably wish he hadn’t. When the discussion turned to the 11-year-old recording of Donald Trump boasting into a live mic how he likes to kiss and grope attractive women, Hayes asked Farenthold "if someone off the record in a locker room — this was not in a locker room, it was workplace — said, ‘I really like raping women,’ would that be locker room talk?" Farenthold said it depends, "you don’t know the entire context of this, but I’m not going to defend Donald Trump on this, I don’t, I don’t like what he said, and Donald Trump can defend himself."

Hayes cut in, asking, "If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying that, saying ‘I really like to rape women,’ you would continue to endorse him.’" "Again, it would— I’d— that would be bad," Farenthold answered, "and I would have to consider, I’d consider it."

.@farenthold on if he’d revoke support for Trump if he said "I like raping women" — "It’d be bad…I’d consider it"

— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) October 12, 2016

It was a sneaky hypothetical question from Hayes, and a pretty terrible answer from the Texas Republican. If he’d had time to consider it longer, Farenthold might have answered it differently. Instead, he took to Twitter:

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

So Farenthold is not supporting a presidential he believes to love raping women. The voters of Corpus Christi will surely be relieved to hear that. Peter Weber