Christine Blasey Ford gets her request for coffee personally delivered to her by Senator Cory Booker while she sat at the witness table in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. USA TODAY
Sen. Cory Booker’s delivery of coffee to Christine Blasey Ford as she sat at the witness table during Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee has become an internet sensation.
A visibly nervous and “terrified” Ford, about to testify before a global television audience that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago, told senators she was going to need a boost.
“I think after reading my opening testimony, I anticipate needing some caffeine if that is available,” she said.
Booker, a New Jersey Democrat and member of the committee – and Ford fan – was happy to oblige. And the internet went wild.
After she delivered her opening statement, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley asked if she needed to take a break.
Ford held up a cup.
“I’m OK, I got the coffee, she replied. “I think I can proceed and sip on the coffee.”
Grassley cut in with a light moment: “Nobody can mix up my coffee right. So you’re pretty fortunate.”
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