While many Republican lawmakers followed President Donald Trump's lead and initially dismissed the threat posed by the virus that's upended daily life in the United States, they're now following health experts' recommendations to practice good health habits—after several Republican lawmakers were exposed to or infected with COVID-19.
One component of the practice—social distancing—entails staying a minimum of six feet apart to lessen the chance of spreading the virus through microscopic saliva droplets projected through speech.
It's all scientific, but a new photo of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) carries a hilarious air of accidental fantasy.
Check it out.
why does it look like seven Ministry of Magic wizards are trying to cast Stunning spells to take down Mitch at the… https://t.co/wNkbZoQtPe— Owl! at the Library 😴🧙♀️ (@Owl! at the Library 😴🧙♀️)1586478299.0
Twitter user @SketchesbyBoze saw elements of memorable moments in the Harry Potter series, in a scene where wizards and witches battle the evil Voldemort in the main ruling building of the magic world: The Ministry of Magic.
Here's a video, in case you need a visual aid.
People thought the comparison was spot on.
If only... https://t.co/JgDKV5gCts— Fleisch (@Fleisch)1586537277.0
Brilliant. https://t.co/ksWRYE649G— jdstalnaked (@jdstalnaked)1586541471.0
Strong contender for my Favorite Tweet of the Day https://t.co/Eot1DhhDqg— Geitner Simmons (@Geitner Simmons)1586538506.0
They soon began replying with Harry Potter allusions of their own.
Mitch McConnell is the last horcrux. https://t.co/QMtTOLaKge— Daniela Battistella (@Daniela Battistella)1586480062.0
STUPEFY! https://t.co/XYJH98btDG— 🦖 L.T. Vargus 🦖 (@🦖 L.T. Vargus 🦖)1586479297.0
Mitch = death eater. https://t.co/WgtfbCiz3R— Odin Hartshorn Halvorson (@Odin Hartshorn Halvorson)1586538831.0
Voldemort and his Horcruxes need to go. https://t.co/ouRjPednIB— rice all day, j.d./m.a. (@rice all day, j.d./m.a.)1586540812.0
Others brought it out of the wizarding world all together.
I'd like to commission this as a baroque painting. https://t.co/GyAoWaT0Bb— Rachel Dzanashvili (@Rachel Dzanashvili)1586454889.0
mr. spock, phasers on stun! https://t.co/D7axb41UbT— the wrath of france (@the wrath of france)1586541643.0
Reservoir Dogs, poshville re-make. https://t.co/O6BJk0n08E— Charlie Stross (@Charlie Stross)1586518577.0
"I find your lack of faith disturbing" https://t.co/EdLKRdmkaD— Gautham Rao: Europa League Enthusiast (@Gautham Rao: Europa League Enthusiast)1586464442.0
These pictures may have led to jokes, but taking back the Senate and the White House are no laughing matter.
The book Mitch, Please!: How Mitch McConnell Sold Out Kentucky (and America, Too) is available here.