Arizona Diamondbacks to McCain: Shrug

The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team responded to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump: 'You know what I am? I'm a nationalist' Graham on Saudi Arabia: 'I feel completely betrayed' Meghan McCain calls Russian attacks against her father the 'highest compliment' to her family 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 ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout 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.