LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican Rep. Joe Heck says he condemns lewd comments from Donald Trump in the strongest possible terms, but Heck’s Democratic opponent in a tight Nevada Senate race says that’s not enough.

The vulgar comments were recorded on a hot microphone while Trump spoke to the then-host of “Access Hollywood” in 2005. They were first reported Friday by The Washington Post, and Trump said he apologized if anyone was offended by what he called “locker-room banter.”

Heck issued a statement saying “the language he used was disgraceful and there are no circumstances where such behavior is acceptable.” His campaign didn’t directly answer questions about whether the revelations changed his position of supporting Trump.

Democratic former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said condemnations ring hollow if Heck’s still voting for Trump.

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