Can't say we've ever heard a comparison between Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and English wizard Harry Potter before. But it kind of makes sense, doesn't it? No, not really. But we thank old Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch for making it anyway!

Hatch was doing the important work of "delivering a tribute to Scalia" on the Senate floor yesterday when he summoned this most curious of analogies. Antonin Scalia is Harry Potter. And what are liberals? Goons for the bad-guy wizard, Voldemort. From The Hill:

"If this was a Harry Potter movie, liberals would put Justice Scalia on a wanted poster as undesirable number one," said Hatch. "And yet they just can't seem to look away. The principles and laws on which he stands are so compelling… that whether you love him or hate him, you simply must deal with him."

In the seventh Harry Potter book, the "death eaters" refer to Harry Potter as "undesirable number one" and dispense wanted posters bearing his name across the wizarding world.

Can you believe that a United States Senator would speak well of the depraved mutant lead character from these Satanic novels? Show a little class, Hatch.

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[via Think Progress]