Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke to reporters on Thursday in a scene that’s becoming increasingly common as people practice social distancing to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
McConnell stood outside the Senate Chamber and was surrounded by reporters, who were all attempting to remain at least 6 feet away from each other. The scene was captured by photographers, and on Twitter, some couldn’t help but crack a joke:
why does it look like seven Ministry of Magic wizards are trying to cast Stunning spells to take down Mitch at the same time pic.twitter.com/7EFKpmqZlM
— The Library Owl 🧙♀️🦉📚 (@SketchesbyBoze) April 10, 2020
"Peter, at 1:40 PM at the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, ten people witnessed a free floating, full torso, vaporous apparition. It blew books off shelves from twenty feet away and scared the socks off some poor librarian!"
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) April 9, 2020
I'd like to commission this as a baroque painting. pic.twitter.com/GyAoWaT0Bb
— Rachel Dzanashvili (@rachel_dz) April 9, 2020
— Ari Ezra Waldman (@ariezrawaldman) April 9, 2020
DEAR GOD! Who is that idiot in the mask who broke the circle? Now The Mitch will escape and exact tenfold revenge on his captors! https://t.co/Yqsxg1ApAv
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) April 9, 2020
Spector of Mitch McConnell finally caught on camera, ghost hunting task force reports https://t.co/tvlvFnFQbn
— Doris Morgan Rueda ⚡️ (@dee_linquent) April 9, 2020
— Marissa Freeman (@MarissaFreeman) April 9, 2020
Mitch McConnell is the last horcrux. https://t.co/QMtTOLaKge
— 🌎D🌏B🌍 (@DBattistella) April 10, 2020
"Your imprisonment in the Phantom Zone begins now"
— Ben Munson (@archaica) April 9, 2020
This is how I’d approach Mitch McConnell, pandemic or not pic.twitter.com/MfUVIcGhJ0
— Hannah (@walkinonWALTER) April 9, 2020
This is like the ghostbusters trying to guide a class 4 spectre into the ghost trap https://t.co/ir7MVjz1Gr
— Douglas Hunter (@DWHauthor) April 9, 2020
Beelzebub I summon thee.
— Louis R. Bridgeman (@LouisRBridgema3) April 9, 2020
Children of Derry Work Together To Defeat Ancient Evil pic.twitter.com/drxAusHOpP
— Tim Sniffen (@MisterSniffen) April 9, 2020
RARE PHOTO: a team of warlocks summon Mitch McConnell and bind his soul to the mortal realm! (1942, colorized and original source) pic.twitter.com/pQe5XEEyEq
— Skye Miller (@_RedQueenEffect) April 9, 2020
Worst. Patronus. EVER.
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