The Washington D.C.-set series House of Cards returns for its second season tomorrow on Netflix, and to mark the occasion some real-life members of Congress decided to try out their Kevin Spacey impressions. In direct-to-camera addresses familiar to anyone who has watched the show, several lawmakers picked their favorite Frank Underwood lines from the show and tried seem as sinister as possible.
NowThis News, which produced the video, coaxed some impressive performances from House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who holds the same position that Underwood does on the show, along with several prominent South Carolinians, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).
The only woman in the group, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), recently starred in another television parody — that time as Scandal’s Olivia Pope.
Despite the Frank Underwood character’s “ruthless efficiency,” Washington has embraced this show like none other since Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing. Rep. McCarthy, along with several other media and political figures appeared in another House of Cards parody video that was shown at last spring’s White House Correspondents Dinner.
Watch video below, via NowThis News:
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