Jan. 14, 2014 at 5:33 PM ET
Politicians are encountering some harsh words, thanks to a new segment that went viral on Tuesday.
Based on Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” series, our partners at Now This News kicked off “DC Mean Tweets,” a segment in which politicians read less-than-pleasant tweets from the public aloud.
"'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' recently asked celebrities to read mean tweets,” reads the opening sentence in the videos. “We decided to try the concept on a different kind of celebrity.”
The first three episodes ran on Now This News on Tuesday and featured Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and others taking turns reading scathing tweets out loud.
“Paul Ryan has such pretty blue eyes, sometimes it’s easy to forget he’s Satan incarnate,” Paul Ryan said while reading a tweet from @RagBagUSA. Ryan took to Twitter this afternoon after the videos began making the rounds to emphasize that feedback is "always appreciated."