By: Kento Kato
Texas and Texas Tech, rivals within the college sports landscape, unexpectedly found their names being mentioned during a congressional hearing today. In what has been a hot topic in politics, the hearing on the alleged Russian attempts to tamper with last year’s presidential election took place. And things took a surprising turn when Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Conway used the rival schools as an example to dispute FBI director James Comey’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin disliked Hillary Clinton so he must’ve liked Donald Trump.
Here is how to conversation went:
Comey: Putin hated Secretary Clinton so much that the flipside of that coin was he had a clear preference for the person running against the person he hated so much.
Conaway: That might work on Saturday afternoon when my wife’s Red Raiders are playing the Texas Longhorns. She really like the Red Raiders. But all the rest of the time — the logic is that because he really didn’t like candidate Clinton, it automatically [meant he] liked Trump. That assessment’s based on what?
Comey: It’s based on more than that. But part of it is — we’re not getting into the details of it here — but part of it is the logic. Whoever the Red Raider are playing, you want the Red Raiders to win. By definition, you want their opponent to lose.
Conaway: I know, but this says that you wanted both of them — you wanted her to lose, you wanted him to win.
Comey: It’s a two-person event.
Conaway: Right, right. I’ve got you. So I’m just wondering when you decided you wanted him to win.
Comey: Logically when he wanted her to lose, he wanted.
Conaway: No I’m not talking about him — Putin. I got that.
People on social media caught wind of this and had opinions of their own as well.