U.S. Sen. John McCain’s muddled questioning of ex-FBI boss James B. Comey was a baseball error, the senior senator jokingly said.
“Getting sense my q’s today went over ppls heads — maybe going fwd I shouldn’t stay up late watching @Dbacks games,” the Arizona Republican tweeted about his poor performance that has sparked ridicule.
The 80-year-old, who flew home to the Grand Canyon State last night, has said he’s a devoted Arizona Diamondbacks fan.
The Diamondbacks joined in, retweeting McCain’s statement with the “shrug” emoticon.
But his puzzling line of questioning at yesterday’s Senate Intelligence Committee lit up social media with comments McCain’s camp said last night were “nasty.” They also said he had “an off day” and was the last senator to grill Comey.
McCain’s question about why “the investigation of anything former Secretary Clinton had to do with the campaign is over and we don’t have to worry about it anymore” yet the probe into Russian meddling in the race was ongoing left Comey scratching his head.
“It’s hard to reconcile: In one case you reach a complete conclusion, and the other side you have not,” McCain added.
Comey responded they were different probes on opposite tracks.
“I’m a little confused,” Comey said. “With respect to Secretary Clinton, we investigated a criminal investigation in connection with her use of a personal email server.”
Reaction on Twitter was swift, with one commenter saying somebody should take McCain’s car keys away.
Herald wire services contributed to this report.
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