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Why Paul Ryan stopped watching ‘House of Cards’

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Photo by Chip Somodevilla.

(Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who haven't watched Season 2 of "House of Cards.")

This week's Parade magazine features a brief interview in which Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) declares that he has no faith in the president.

President Frank Underwood, that is.

Ryan tells the magazine that he stopped watching the Netflix show "House of Cards" because Underwood -- then a fictional House member played by Kevin Spacey -- cheated on his wife with a reporter in the first season:


Let's just say, if that was too much for Ryan, it's probably good he didn't keep watching.

Update 4:08 p.m.: It appears Ryan's aversion to "House of Cards" doesn't extend to the Clintons. This is just out:

Watch as House of Cards' Frank Underwood, played by actor Kevin Spacey, tries to scheme Hillary Clinton as she tires to include him in wishing President Clinton a happy birthday, coming up Aug. 19. (YouTube/Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation)


Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.



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