Rep. Cantor's new online 'adventure.'
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A House Ways and Means Committee hearing on America's “carried interest” policy isn't likely to drum up widespread excitement. But GOP Deputy Whip Eric Cantor, who holds a seat on the panel, is hoping to change that.
The Virginia Republican's staff has launched a choose-your-own-adventure style interactive Web video that begins with a Deep Throat-esque parking garage meeting. Three young Cantor staffers are told it's "vital" they figure out who is putting retirement security "at risk."
Viewers are soon prompted to send the intrepid staffers to the Longworth House Office Building, the U.S. Capitol, or the Washington Monument to solve this whodunit caper.
Hint: The perpetrators in question are Democrats.
"To our knowledge, this is the first time anything like this has been done in politics," Cantor Spokeswoman Rachel Bauer said in a statement announcing the video.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney