Arizona Diamondbacks to McCain: Shrug

The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team responded to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGrassley to test GOP on lowering drug prices Listen, learn and lead: Congressional newcomers should leave the extremist tactics at home Overnight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal 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 ClintonElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies 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.