Who knew basketball could be a deciding factor in how politicians make decisions? The battle over where the FBI’s newest headquarters will be could be determined by a basketball game between two governors.
After several formal pitches to the General Services Administration, it seems like Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and Maryland Governor Wes Moore have come up with a creative way to settle the matter once and for all.
Governor Moore first posted a clip on Twitter of him shooting a basketball before the Washington Wizards played the Atlanta Hawks. Moore easily made the shot from just within the free throw line, and added the caption: “Glenn Youngkin let’s go one on one, winner gets the new FBI headquarters.”
Governor Youngkin replied to Moore shortly after by saying “Game on!” accompanied by a GIF of him making a three-pointer shot from a campaign video.
It looks like both governors have got the moves but in a one-on-one matchup, it’s tough to determine who might be the winner.
Apparently, Youngkin played four years of Division 1 basketball at Rice University between 1985 and 1989 where he averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 58 games. On the other hand, Moore was considered a star wide receiver during his time at Johns Hopkins University and was honored by the Maryland College Football Hall of Fame.
The GSA is currently considering three local sites for the new FBI headquarters building. Two of them are in Prince George’s County (Greenbelt and Landover) and the third is in Springfield, Virginia.