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Cup of Coffee Provides Light Moment in Testimony

Cory Booker delivers needed caffeine to Ford
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2018 12:55 PM CDT
Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.   (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – A light—and human—moment during the Christine Blasey Ford testimony Thursday: Before Ford delivered her opening statement, she made a request: “I anticipate needing some caffeine if that is available,” Ford said, per the Hill. When she finished her opening remarks, Senate Judiciary Committee chair Charles Grassley asked her if she'd like a break—but Sen. Cory Booker then arrived at Ford's side with a paper cup. "I'm OK, I got the coffee,” Ford replied. Grassley quipped, "Nobody can mix up my coffee right, so you're pretty fortunate," and Ford laughed at the whole exchange. (Read more Christine Blasey Ford stories.)

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