Jesse Tyler Ferguson Plays a Sweater-Vested Republican With a Secret

By Lucas Grindley

Originally published on July 17 2012 12:22 PM ET

In a new Funny or Die video, out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson plays a congressional candidate of the kind photographed wearing sweater vests with Rick Santorum.

"I shouldn't have to hide who I am," Frank Jenkowski says in a faux news interview, pointing out that he is openly redheaded. He claims to be born that way.

Jenkowski talks about hiding who he is, faces off with some Westboro-like protesters, and endures criticism of his policy agenda from a Fox News contributor.

Watch the video below.

RED with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Linda Cardellini from Jesse Tyler Ferguson