DNC: Albus Dumbledore quoted by Rep. Diane Russell during speech
The Republicans might have Chachi on their side, but the Democrats are name-dropping the one and only Albus Dumbledore.
On Monday during her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Rep. Diane Russell of Maine quoted the popular wizard from the Harry Potter franchise.
Russell, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, was talking about uniting the party when she used a line from J.K. Rowling’s first book in her famed series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. “Dumbledore from Harry Potter once said, ‘It takes great courage to stand up to your enemies; it takes even greater courage to stand up to your friends,’” she said.
Russell threw her support behind presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but addressed differing views within the party: “Obviously we’ve had a real family disagreement over the role of super delegates in our party’s nominating process,” she said. “Working to get a president elected is supposed to be hard work, but we can definitely do more as a party to ensure a fairer, more open process that places everyday voters at the center.”
The Democratic National Convention continues on Monday with appearances from Demi Lovato, Paul Simon, Eva Longoria, Michelle Obama, and more.
Watch the clip of Russell below.