Since House of Cards premiered on Netflix last year, numerous critics have blasted it for its ludicrously cynical depiction of the political scene in Washington, D.C. Would a politician ever be as calculating and cutthroat as Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood? Maybe not — but apparently they're willing to pretend to be. In honor of the second season premiere of House of Cards, Now This News convinced a half-dozen actual members of Congress to deliver some of Underwood's most memorable lines.

Participants include Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). It turns out that icy lines like "That's how you devour a whale" or "Power is a lot like real estate. Location, location, location" are a lot more unsettling when they come from somebody who actually has political power.