Twitter Pleads With John McCain to Stop ‘Speaking in Riddles’ During Comey Hearing
During former FBI director James Comey’s gripping and highly-publicized hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding his meetings with President Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain gave a confusing and rambling line of questioning.
The Republican Senator from Arizona, who chairs the Armed Services Committee, grilled Comey on the investigations into Hillary Clinton and Trump’s election campaign, apparently pointing out a double standard given the FBI’s closing of the Clinton investigation.
The Senator, who has been a stalwart opponent of Trump on the Republican side of the aisle since the president’s 2016 campaign, also seemingly implied that Clinton’s campaign may have colluded with Russia to sabotage her own campaign.
The rambling line of questioning, launched at the end of the hearing, perplexed not just Comey, but also the discerning commentators of the Twitterverse. To rubberneck the exchange in its agonizing entirety, skip to the bottom for a full video of McCain’s performance.
Someone take John McCain’s car keys away from him.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 8, 2017
In McCain’s defense, a lot of people are pretty wasted by day 4 of Infrastructure Week. Have to remember to pace yourself.
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) June 8, 2017
Other senators’ faces as McCain talks. pic.twitter.com/2x1nmRzbkQ
— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) June 8, 2017
I hope that, as polarized as our country is right now, we can all agree that John McCain has made no sense at all in the last ten minutes.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) June 8, 2017
John McCain’s “double standard” theory doesn’t make any sense at all. The Clinton and Trump/Russia investigations are two different things.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) June 8, 2017
McCain appears to be saying there’s a double standard because there is no ongoing investigation about Clinton and…Russia?
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 8, 2017
I think what Sen McCain is saying is that FBI should investigate if Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians to hurt her own campaign. OK.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) June 8, 2017
Wow @SenJohnMcCain seems very confused and is speaking in riddles.
— Lulu Garcia-Navarro (@lourdesgnavarro) June 8, 2017
McCain spotted outside the chamber asking partisan questions to a plant.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) June 8, 2017
I mean this in all seriousness and with respect. That interchange btw Comey and McCain was very worrisome/disturbing.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 8, 2017
I’m honestly confused with McCain’s line of questioning. McCain wants to know if the Clinton camp colluded w/ Russians so they could lose?
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 8, 2017
strangest thing I’ve ever seen from John McCain
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 8, 2017
McCain sounded like a robot programmed to ask about Hillary’s emails . . . but that had been infected by a debilitating computer virus.
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) June 8, 2017
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT !?!
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 8, 2017
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