Yesterday’s testimony with James Comey wasn’t as exciting as many were hoping it would be, but there was one rather odd event that took place during the testimony. Sen. John McCain took the attention of the audience as he tackled some unique questions during the Comey hearing.
McCain oddly brought together the FBI’s Russian election interference with the closed probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The two don’t mesh at all, and it immediately set social media on fire:
McCain more specifically asked Comey why he ended the probe into Clinton’s email server then asked him to compare these reasons with the current Russian election interference. Comey answered the obvious saying that the Russia investigation is still open while the Clinton one closed in June.
McCain responded with doubt:
“You’re gonna have to help me out here. I think it’s hard to reconcile, in one case you reach a complete conclusion, and on the other side you have not. I think that’s a double standard there, to tell you the truth.”
However, his odd response was quickly clarified by an appearance on CNN after the hearing. He released the following statement regarding his questioning:
“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. What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the President rise to the level of obstruction of justice.”
McCain’s line of questioning was pretty hard to interpret. Do you think he may have some issues that hinder him from serving effectively? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Credit: The Hill