Republicans Hate Maryland Basketball
Or something like that.
WaPo's Ben Pershing writes that the vast majority of GOP congressmen voted against a House measure introduced by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer congratulating the Terps for making the NCAA tournament.
This was payback, because Hoyer would allow a vote on a Republican member's resolution congratulating the UC-Irvine men's volleyball team for NCAA championship last fall.
The member, John Campbell, then pointed out on the House floor the Terps' lousy graduation rate. "Given that this is being put forth in the Education and Labor Committee, if we were going to look at all the 65 teams in the NCAA championships, should we be considering the academics of the teams that are in or not in?"" he asked.
All of this, well, it's almost enough to turn this Georgetown partisan into a Republican.
(Also: If you're interested in checking out LL's bracket, check away.)