Mashup: John McCain uses D'Backs as excuse

by: Lucy Burdge on Fri, 06/09/2017 - 9:09am

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AROUND THE WEB:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/oJSCTxsmE8

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 8, 2017

— In a statement addressing his strange questioning of James Comey during the hearing on Thursday, John McCain blamed his behavior on fatigue from staying up late the night before watching the Diamondbacks game.

McCain issues a statement on his hearing questions, suggests he shouldn’t “stay up late watching Diamondbacks night games” pic.twitter.com/09sSpT0Vcn — Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) June 8, 2017

During his questioning, McCain often rambled and seemed confused, appearing to believe the separate investigations into Hillary Clinton and Russia to be one probe.

“Both President Trump and former candidate Clinton are both involved in the investigation, yet one of them you said there was going to be no charges and the other one the investigation continues,” McCain said. “Well, I think there’s a double standard there, to tell you the truth.”

In his statement, McCain said, “I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning went over people’s heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn’t stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games.”

The Diamondbacks game started at 9:40 p.m. on the East Coast Wednesday night. The team responded to McCain’s statement on Twitter with a shrugging emoji.

— The body of a man found in the Indiana River on Wednesday has been identified as former Bills wide receiver James Hardy. He was 31 years old. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Hardy’s body was found stuck in a dam in the river. His mother allegedly reported him missing on May 30.

Hardy played for the Bills for two seasons after the team selected him out of Indiana University in the second round of the 2008 draft. The team tweeted a message to his family on Thursday.

Our support is with the Hardy family after the passing of former Bills WR James Hardy. pic.twitter.com/4ZgLDUwyPA

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) June 8, 2017

Indiana also tweeted condolences:

Indiana University Athletics is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of James Hardy.https://t.co/Slf731eCGj pic.twitter.com/Am10vn1GkF

— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) June 8, 2017

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “No, I don’t. Stand behind it.” — David Price, on if he thinks his Wednesday night blow-up at at Comcast reporter in the clubhouse affected his performance in Thursday night’s 9-1 loss to the Yankees