Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) just barely squeaked into the highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee hearing this morning; as chair of the Armed Services Committee he is technically an "ex-officio member" of the intelligence panel and thus invited not only to attend the blockbuster television event, but even to question former FBI Director James Comey. Wow! What an opportunity to make some must-see Twitter!
Sadly, McCain seemed a little underprepared for his star turn. In fact, he spent most of his seven-minute allotment asking barely coherent questions about Hillary Clinton, emails, and [unintelligible], apparently trying to draw some link between the investigation into Clinton's email and the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian hackers, which is a theory so insane not even Kellyanne Conway has floated it. It was all so wacko that the Washington Post itself chimed in to express concern, writing that "Comey seemed somewhat confused by McCain's line of questioning, during which the former Republican presidential candidate said he thought there was a 'double standard' at work, although it was unclear precisely what the senator meant."
John McCain, are you feeling OK? Twitter is worried about you!
How John McCain SHOULD have walked into the Comey hearing: pic.twitter.com/jA7pDqw1QE
- TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) June 8, 2017
Watching McCain's questioning during the Comey hearing like pic.twitter.com/2KaU1WUYQL
- Erin Nicole (@ErinNicole8) June 8, 2017
ah the reasonable voice of John McCain, asking the most incoherent, crazy questions of the Comey hearing so far
- Matt Binder (@MattBinder) June 8, 2017
Wow there's a GIF of McCain at the Comey hearing already pic.twitter.com/OlONL6IaYv
- Alex Jacob (@whoisalexjacob) June 8, 2017
BIG TAKEAWAYS FROM COMEY HEARING:
1. Trump is guilty.
2. Republicans are determined to act like he's not.
3. McCain has lost his mind.
- Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 8, 2017
"But WHY were they Leftover? Right? Or is left over? Which is it, President Comey?!" pic.twitter.com/rimJIeIswC
- R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) June 8, 2017
McCain: Would you say gooblewoobledeedo?
Comey: I don't...what?
McCain: I thought you said that.
McCain: I'm very troubled.
- Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) June 8, 2017
[mccain looking at an omelette] how can these eggs be cooked while there are other eggs in the kitchen that are uncooked? i am confused
- Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) June 8, 2017
McCain: "When I speak, my voice gets louder. Why is that?"
Comey: "Sir, you're using a microphone."
McCain: "Isn't that a double standard?"
- Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) June 8, 2017
McCain getting ready for the hearing this morning pic.twitter.com/5245jcJ0mp
- Michelle Collins (@michcoll) June 8, 2017
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