Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan MP Tom Lukiwski has recently come under fire for a video released during his election night speech October 19.

In the video, Lukiwski acknowledges Saskatchewan Party MLA Greg Lawrence, and extends his support to Lawrence, who will run in April's provincial election.

"Greg is in a tough riding but he deserves to be re-elected," stated Lukiwski before continuing. "He's too important of an MLA to go down to a NDP (inaudible) just because of a bad boundary."

The inaudible part is where Lukiwski has received heat, as it sounds like he says the word "whore" as a derogatory comment against the NDP's Karen Purdy.

Lukiwski issued a statement Thursday, adamant that he used the term "horde" in his speech.

"I wish to provide clarity on the video currently circulating online from October 19th. At no point did I use any sort of profanity to describe the NDP. I have reached out to the NDP candidate, Ms. Purdy, to assure her that no such insult was ever used nor intended."

Purdy confirmed that Lukiwski contacted her, but she isn't buying his story.

"I listened to it twice and there is no doubt in my mind he said 'whore'," Purdy stated during a Thursday press conference. "(Lukiwski) should apologize and I think he should resign."

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is standing by Lukiwski.

"I have seen the video in question and it is very difficult to determine what was said. Mr. Lukiwski strongly denies that he ever used the word in question. He has also reached out to the NDP candidate in order to assure her that no such insult was ever used or intended. If derogatory language had been used, any caucus member would already have been removed. I have accepted Mr. Lukiwski's explanation in regards to these comments."

Lukiwski is in his fifth term as a Conservative MP after being first elected in 2004.