Today is Harry Potter’s 37th birthday. In honor of The Boy Who Lived and savior of the wizarding world, we had some administration officials and members of Congress try on the Sorting Hat to determine which house of Hogwarts is their true home.

As a proud Slytherin, I’d like to remind everyone that this is all in good fun, and each of the four houses has its merits. (Even Hufflepuff; J.K. Rowling herself would have been one.)

Do you agree with our sorting? Who did we miss? Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @RSI! And always remember:



Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah

Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.



Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson



Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas



Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.


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