Joe Morton may play one of the most powerful men in Washington on ABC's 'Scandal,' but the role has not convinced him to trade his SAG card for a seat on Capitol Hill. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

Joe Morton knows how to act like a politician. He plays one of the most menacing politicians on television as Rowan Pope on ABC’s “Scandal.” On the show, Morton’s character heads a covert government agency known as B-613.

After a little taste of Washington, would Morton trade in his SAG card for a seat on Capitol Hill? He didn’t hesitate to say “no” to that question.

Watch to see what else Morton has to say about those who act like Washington and those who make up Washington.

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