McCain breaks Twitter with confusing Comey questions

Sen. John McCain's confused questioning Thursday of former FBI Director James Comey was the most-tweeted moment of the most-watched Capitol Hill hearing in decades.

Sen. John McCain's confused questioning Thursday of former FBI Director James Comey was the most-tweeted moment of the most-watched Capitol Hill hearing in decades.

Then the tweets went into extra innings.

Arizona's senior senator blamed his befuddlement on a late night watching his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Dbacks - co-owned by McCain’s wife - fired back with a shrug …

Then later in the day, the Dbacks posted an old GIF of McCain celebrating at the ballpark by busting a Frankenstein move…

Many viewers reacted to the 80-year-old senator's trip to nowhere with shock ... 

Some showed compassion ...

Others heaped scorn... 

Even Republican Senate colleague Marco Rubio was puzzled: "I didn't follow that line of questioning very well."

McCain blamed it on the Diamondbacks. Wednesday’s ballgame ended at 1:30 a.m. Thursday Washington time - 5 1/2 hours before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing’s scheduled start.

McCain said in a prepared statement after the hearing:

"I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games."

McCain added that he was trying to find out if Comey believed President Trump had committed obstruction of justice.

The senator admitted he struck out.

"While I missed an opportunity in today’s hearing," he said, "I still believe this question is important."

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