While he made positive statements about Judge Lynch in the past, he not only continues to do so, but ratcheted it up a level on Friday.
"The confirmation process has been really tremendously distorted," he told reporters in a phone call. "t's become Republicans torture Democrats, Democrats torture Republicans. Who started it, God knows. But as a Republican and looking at the Constitution, I find Loretta Lynch not only to be an acceptable appointment, but I find her to be an extraordinary appointment."
Good for him.
Lost in the shuffle is attention to the current NCAA basketball tournament. Now that the Final Four teams were decided over the weekend, the competition moves to its last destination for the semi-finals and finals.
That destination is...Indianapolis.
Which is the home base of the NCAA.
This hasn't been completely ignored. The NCAA has made some public statements about its displeasure with the law, and there's been a bit of coverage, though not much. And in that little coverage, no one is suggesting that the tournament will pull out this year -- they won't, and they can't.
(Well, okay, the wonderfully-outspoken Charles Barkley did tell USA Today: "Discrimination in any form is unacceptable to me. As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states’ cities.” This year's tournament, starting in five days, is not switching locales, but it's good and not surprising to see "Sir Charles" at least address it.)
But even if not moving this Saturday, it will be interesting to see what public reaction crops up during the last two rounds, whether there are protests outside the arena...and inside.