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Business Insider: Have you seen “House of Cards”? How accurate is Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of the whip job? Is that really what you do?
Kevin McCarthy: [Laughs] No, it’s not really accurate. We don’t murder animals or members or anything like that. And we would never be sitting in our office when a vote is going on on the floor….
That is Hollywood – people are not doing what he’s doing. Being whip is working with members, educating them, and trying to move legislation forward.
I met with Kevin Spacey a few times — and if you watch it, there’s one thing in the show that he did take from me. The thing that we tell – that I tell — members is “vote your district, vote your conscience, just don’t surprise us.” He used that in one of the shows.
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Business Insider: Have you seen “House of Cards”? How accurate is Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of the whip job? Is that really what you do?

Kevin McCarthy: [Laughs] No, it’s not really accurate. We don’t murder animals or members or anything like that. And we would never be sitting in our office when a vote is going on on the floor….

That is Hollywood – people are not doing what he’s doing. Being whip is working with members, educating them, and trying to move legislation forward.

I met with Kevin Spacey a few times — and if you watch it, there’s one thing in the show that he did take from me. The thing that we tell – that I tell — members is “vote your district, vote your conscience, just don’t surprise us.” He used that in one of the shows.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-kevin-mccarthy-whips-house-republicans-2013-4#ixzz2RopSG2A8

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