John McCain blames baseball for his bizarre questions to James Comey

John McCain became the unlikely trending topic from the much-awaited appearance by ex-FBI director James Comey in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey, as you know, was fired by President Donald Trump and all of America had been waiting for Comey to come back to tell his side of the story as if it were a postgame press conference.

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While waiting for some juicy details from Comey, it was actually McCain, the long-time senator from Arizona, who had people talking. McCain tried to weave together questions about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and questions about Russia and Trump. Only, he did it in a way that confused Comey and most people watching at home. At one point, McCain even referred to Comey as “President Comey.” All this led to McCain getting “roasted on Twitter,” as the kids say.

John McCain blamed West Coast baseball for his odd questions during the Comey hearing. (AP)
John McCain blamed West Coast baseball for his odd questions during the Comey hearing. (AP)

So what’s McCain to do in this situation? Blame baseball, of course. Specifically, the Arizona Diamondbacks and their start times, which are pretty late for a fan like McCain who lives in D.C. Here’s the statement that came out of the McCain camp Thursday afternoon:

On one hand, the dude has a point. West Coast baseball runs pretty late if you’re a fan on the East Coast. It ain’t easy for the Senate Intelligence Committee to enjoy the greatness that is Mike Trout on a consistent basis, that’s for sure.

On the other hand: WHAAAAT?!? Baseball has nothing to do with this. This world is made up of people who stay up way too late watching “Master of None” or “House of Cards” on Netflix. We don’t turn around and blame Aziz Ansari when we have an odd day at work.

Even the Diamondbacks were kinda like “huh?”

In case you’re curious, the D-backs game Wednesday night with the Padres started at 9:40 p.m. ET and lasted three hours and 48 minutes, finishing up at 1:28 a.m. ET.

It’s our sincere hope that John McCain has D-backs closer Fernando Rodney on his fantasy team and was up at 1:30 in the morning blasting off invisible arrows like Rodney does when he gets a save.

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