As Comey testifies, Twitter users cheer and jeer—and mock McCain

The former FBI director appeared at a Senate hearing Thursday. Millions watched via live streams, and hundreds of thousands tweeted questions, comments and quips.

It seems the president was the only one not live-tweeting about James Comey’s testimony Thursday.

As the former FBI director testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, millions watched—on television or via live streams—and many spectators chimed in on social media platforms, notably Twitter.

Some weighed in early, applauding Comey for his written statement issued Wednesday; others lashed out at Comey’s decision to leak a memo to members of the press.

Many on Thursday waited in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s tweeted reactions, though those people were ultimately disappointed: The commander in chief’s Twitter account remained silent during the hearing.

Waiting on the president’s first tweet regarding #ComeyDay pic.twitter.com/LxR6A8WbYL

— Donta Henson (@DontaHenson) June 8, 2017

Jokes such as the following were made regarding the measures Trump’s staff was taking to keep him away from social media:

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