Sen. John McCain appeared very perplexed while questioning former FBI Director James Comey today. Speaking slowly and often pausing to find his words, McCain spent nearly all of his allotted time apparently trying to get Comey to admit that Hillary Clinton conspired with Russia so that she could lose her own election.
The bizarre line of questioning can be viewed here:
Twitter’s reaction has been priceless:
Other senators' faces as McCain talks. pic.twitter.com/2x1nmRzbkQ
— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) June 8, 2017
McCain limps away from the press.. barely able to make it downstairs, looks over his shoulder, then summersaults to his feet and skips away
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 8, 2017
The World: "It is officially impossible for any of this to make less sense than it does now."
McCain: "Hold my alligator."
— Jack Dire (@luckyshirt) June 8, 2017
KAMALA HARRIS: Let's talk about Sessions
JOHN CORNYN: Let's talk about Hillary
MARCO RUBIO: Let's talk about me
JOHN MCCAIN: I got bingo!
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 8, 2017
I'm jealous of John McCain because he seems to be the only person unaware that the 2016 election already happened.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) June 8, 2017
— Leon Langford (@MasonLLL) June 8, 2017
in this moment, John McCain truly became president
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 8, 2017
Trump watching McCain: "Finally someone's making some sense!"
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 8, 2017
I always suspected that Clintion was conspiring with the Russians to lose her own campaign for President Comey, thanks Mr. McCain
— DansGaming (@Dansgaming) June 8, 2017
McCain: "Mr Comey, why didn't you investigate the fact that Abraham Lincoln probably colluded with John Wilkes Booth?"
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) June 8, 2017
Obviously not a great morning for McCain but some perspective: it was still better than the time he chose Sarah Palin for VP of the US.
— Andy Daly (@TVsAndyDaly) June 8, 2017
Actual footage of John McCain before the Comey hearing. pic.twitter.com/fTGbRCE8dE
— MATT and KIM (@mattandkim) June 8, 2017
McCain: Only one Olsen twin is married. How is that possible?
Comey: Sir, they're different people.
McCain: Isn't that a double standard?
— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) June 8, 2017
McCain spotted outside the chamber asking partisan questions to a plant.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) June 8, 2017
McCain: You claim those cows are far away, yet all I see are tiny cows.
Comey: I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand the que-
— Eddie Bowley (@Eddache_) June 8, 2017
By the way John McCain is not even on the Select Intelligence Committee. He and Jack Reed were #ComeyDay add-ons. I honestly don't know why.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 8, 2017
McCain just humiliated himself to protect Trump, a man who called McCain weak because he was captured in war. #ComeyDay
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) June 8, 2017
— Vincent Largoza (@theycallmevince) June 8, 2017
"Sen. McCain, how many fingers am I holding up?"
— Caleb (@DibsOnTheGibbs) June 8, 2017
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 8, 2017
Saying "the senator's time has expired" after McCain spoke was the most accurate statement of the entire #ComeyHearing.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 8, 2017
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