Democratic congressman and noted Harry Potter "fanatic" Gerry Connolly joked that if he were on the House Select Committee on Benghazi, he would have referred to chairman Trey Gowdy as "the honorable gentleman from the house of Slytherin."
In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday and noted by Blue Virginia, the congressman from Virginia asked a group of Fairfax Democrats to compare Gowdy to Harry Potter character Draco Malfoy.
"Have you watched the Benghazi hearings last week? How many of you have are fans of Harry Potter? Okay, try this out, Trey Gowdy, Draco Malfoy," Connolly said
"If I'd been on that committee, I would have referred to him as the honorable gentleman from the house of Slytherin," he added.
In 2011, The Hill chronicled Connolly's devotion to the Harry Potter series.
"Connolly also had a long-standing tradition before the midnight release parties with his daughter: Her friends would come over before midnight and play homemade Potter trivia," The Hill reported.
The report added that "although Connolly doesn't use Potter metaphors on the House floor, he says he does see how enemies at Hogwarts could align with political enemies in Congress."
"I suppose there are some Death Eaters in our politics these days we need to resist who would destroy Medicare and return the country to a more Darwinian kind of world," Connelly told The Hill.