The tension of Tuesday’s impeachment hearing proceedings was slightly alleviated by a comical moment brought about by someone in the audience. As those gathered listened to the controversial July 25 phone call that President Donald Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it’s impossible not to notice a young woman from the audience. The unnamed woman — who has dark hair and wears glasses — could be seen desperately chugging her cup of coffee, as reported by Time magazine.
Halfway through chugging the coffee, the woman appears to pause as she realizes that she is on camera and her every action is appearing on national television. Nevertheless, she simply goes back to chugging the coffee, tipping her head back to enjoy every last drop. It didn’t take long for people to start discussing the odd moment on social media, the short clip quickly going viral.
“Watching this mysterious woman chug her coffee, notice she’s on camera, and then finish chugging it is a lot more interesting than the actual testimony,” tweeted one person.
Others joked that considering the stressful nature of the inquiry and tense environment, it might not have been coffee in the young woman’s cup but perhaps something a little bit stronger.
“Coffee? It’s probably whiskey,” another person joked.
Others simply found the funny moment relatable.
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) November 19, 2019
The current impeachment hearings were brought about by the July 25 phone call between President Trump and President Zelensky. During this conversation, Trump appeared to be asking Zelensky for a favor. The favor reportedly involved into looking into current Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son. Trump is now facing questions about the nature of his relationship with the Ukrainian president. The transcript of this phone call has since been publicly released.
Trump has fiercely denied that he stepped out of bounds in any way during his conversation with Zelensky.
On Wednesday morning, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland was called forward to testify. He revealed that he and fellow members of the Trump administration were forced by the president to work with Rudy Giuliani to resolve issues regarding the United States’ relationship with Ukraine. They were not comfortable doing so but went along with it to appease Trump, as The Inquisitr previously reported.
“Secretary Perry, Ambassador Volker and I worked with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the president of the United States. We did not want to work with Mr. Giuliani. Simply put, we played the hand we were dealt,” Sondland said.