Arizona Diamondbacks to McCain: Shrug

The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team responded to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainManchin, Donnelly back Pompeo This week: Senate barrels toward showdown over Pompeo Romney forced into GOP primary for Utah Senate nomination 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: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit George H.W. Bush in intensive care GOP chairmen say they have deal with Justice on documents 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.