Arizona Diamondbacks to McCain: Shrug

The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team responded to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPence, Pompeo urged Trump to clarify Russia remarks: report GOP lawmaker renews call for Trump to release tax returns after Putin summit House conservatives criticize media, not Trump, for Putin furor MORE (R-Ariz.) on Thursday after McCain blamed his performance during a hearing on staying "up late watching the Diamondbacks night games."

The Diamondbacks tweeted an image of McCain's statement and added the "shrug" emoticon.

McCain released the statement to explain his line of questions to fired FBI Director James Comey during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing earlier in the day.


His questions "went over people’s heads," McCain explained, and joked that "maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games."

Twitter users mocked McCain's demeanor during the hearing, during which he referred to Comey as "President Comey" and appeared to conflate the FBI's investigation into Russian election interference with the now-closed investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | GOP looks to reassure NATO | Mattis open to meeting Russian counterpart Dem pollster: GOP women have a more difficult time winning primary races than Dems Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections MORE's use of a private email server while at the State Department. McCain argued the investigations were "over the same issue" on CNN following the hearing. 

McCain concluded his statement by saying he will resubmit his questions in written form to Comey in the near future.