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Celebrities React To John McCain At Comey Hearing: “Is He Okay?”

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Celebrities are both mocking and expressing concern for John McCain after his bizarre questioning at the James Comey hearing on Thursday. See reaction from Hollywood stars below.

As Gossip Cop reported, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his interactions with Donald Trump prior to his firing, as well as about the investigations on Michael Flynn and Russian collusion. Each senator taking part had seven minutes to ask questions and make statements. McCain’s turn came at the end, and his line of questioning was difficult to follow.

He seemed to be trying to draw a comparison between the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation and the Trump Russia investigation by asking if it’s possible Clinton was actually working with the Russians. Comey seemed to have trouble understanding what McCain was getting at, and the former presidential candidate appeared surprised when he was cut off when his time expired. While watching, a number of celebs also expressed confusion on social media, with some sharing genuine worry over McCain’s trouble articulating himself, and others using the uncomfortable moment to crack jokes.

Andy Cohen, for one, was looking forward to watching the senator, tweeting when it was his turn, “McCain! I been waiting for him.” But as he tried to follow the exchange, he asked, “Was McCain saying that if russia hacked the election, would HRC email server have been involved somehow?” John Legend tweeted, “Is McCain OK?” Bradley Whitford bluntly stated, “McCain is making no sense.”

“Watching #ComeyTestimony. Feeling better about the health of our democracy but concerned about the health of Sen. John McCain,” posted Tom Bergeron. Katie Couric asked her followers, “Anyone having trouble following this? #ComeyTestimony.” John Cusack actually exclaimed, “McCain? Really?? What the f*ck is he talking about??”

Danny Zuker cracked, “McCain spotted outside the chamber asking partisan questions to a plant.” And Rob Delaney joked, “Trump watching McCain: ‘Finally someone’s making some sense!'” With the British general election taking place today, Lily Allen commented, “Lucky McCain is an old white dude. If he was Dianne Abbot he wouldn’t have a job tomorrow.”

Sharing the infamous gif of Britney Spears scrunching up her face with a confused expression, Trevor Noah quipped, “Everyone listening to McCain.” Even the “Late Show” tweeted out a gif of a guy looking confused, writing, “Trying to follow John McCain like… #PresidentComey.” Keith Olbermann also posted, “Red Bull for Senator McCain, please.”

Alyssa Milano said to followers, “McCain. Let’s discuss. Ready? Go!” And Rachel Maddow remarked, “Whatever you think of the questions from every other Sen on the committee, they all made sense. McCain’s remarks were a departure from that.” She went on, “Sen McCain is so experienced in these settings, he doesn’t do anything by accident. (Misstating Comey’s name aside), what was he getting at?”

In response to the concerns, McCain tweeted, “Getting sense my q’s today went over ppls heads – maybe going fwd I shouldn’t stay up late watching @Dbacks games…” He said in a longer statement on his website, “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. In the case of Secretary Clinton’s emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would conclude about the evidence.”

“I wanted Mr. Comey to apply the same approach to the key question surrounding his interactions with President Trump — whether or not the President’s conduct constitutes obstruction of justice,” McCain continued. “While I missed an opportunity in today’s hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record.”

 


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