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
Cup of Coffee Provides Light Moment in Testimony
Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill.   (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

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. (More Christine Blasey Ford stories.)

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