Well, that’s comforting.

The late Sen. Frank Lautenberg was reportedly a huge Lady Gaga fan:

So, naturally, at this morning’s funeral, Sen. Bob Menendez thought it would be nice to compare the singer to Lautenberg’s widow, Bonnie.

Because that’s just the sort of thing that will ease the burden of a grieving widow. Or something.

Where does Menendez come up with this stuff? Here’s one theory: