CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — In the weeks after passing a bill, allowing West Virginians to drink raw milk, one delegate brought the drink in to celebrate and, eventually, several lawmakers have gotten sick.
Some lawmakers say it’s just a coincidence and a stomach bug is going around.
But, now, health officials are planning on looking in to how this all started.
An anonymous complaint is in at the state Department of Health and Human Resources.
And now, state health officials have to investigate why at least one person is saying the raw milk was given illegally and got these lawmakers sick.
However, other delegates, like Pat McGeehan (R – Hancock, 01), who is quite sick himself, say that recent stomach bug has been making the rounds for weeks.
“There’s definitely…some other colleagues that have similar symptoms that I’ve been experiencing,” McGeehan said.
But the timing is coincidental.
McGeehan and some other lawmakers drank raw, unpasteurized, milk to celebrate the passing of a bill that makes it legal before getting sick.
Several lawmakers say a delegate who sponsored the bill, Scott Cadle (R – Mason, 13), brought in the drinks.
“[Cadle] caught me in the hallway, offered a cup to me, and you want to try to be a gentleman,” McGeehan said. “I had a small sip and walked away and tossed the rest of it.”
“I highly doubt raw milk had anything to do with it, in my case,” McGeehan said.
According to the Kanwaha-Charleston Health Department, raw milk can contain dangerous bacteria and parasites.
But, supporters say, raw milk has a higher nutritional content and is more ethical.
“I don’t think it’s any riskier than eating raw oysters or anything like that,” McGeehan said.
McGeehan believes the milk you drink is a personal choice.
“There definitely shouldn’t be a law against allowing people to do what they want within the framework of the rule of law,” McGeehan said. “Just be careful.”
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a similar bill last year.
His spokesperson says he signed this year’s version of the bill because it has precautions in place to better protect people’s health.
A spokesperson for Governor Tomblin says, as for this incident, it’s up to the DHHR to determine what did or did not happen.
Cadle declined an interview request from WSAZ.
Can’t make this shit up. So apparently people were up in arms because raw milk is illegal in West Virginia, and they wanted some raw milk. I get that. This is America after all isn’t it? No matter how weird or random you may think a fetish or hobbies may be, freedom still trumps it all. So to celebrate the bill allowing this crap, this cat Scott Cadle is passing around shots of raw milk and just making people puke their brains out.
I could just see this guys shit-eating grin waltz around offering everyone some raw milk. One guy said he took it because he wanted to be polite? Well that just goes to show you how far manners take you in life. Instead of being a gentlemen and ending up spewing out curdled dairy out of your asshole for the next week, you should have been a real man, laughed in his face, and kept walking. Even if you voted for that bill, its whole milk or get the fuck out of my cereal.
That same guy said this
“I don’t think it’s any riskier than eating raw oysters or anything like that,”
Are you serious? There’s a reason this stuffs illegal. It gets you sick as a dog. Yeah you could get unlucky and get a bad batch of oysters, but it doesn’t happen often enough to warrant kiboshing the whole foods’ existence.
There is only one explanation for this. My main man Cadle didn’t like some of his colleagues, so he pulled some House of Cards style tactic to get rid of his enemies, and started slinging sludge all over Washington. “Yeahhhh try some of my raw milk! No no no take this cup” as he gives the same expression Lloyd Christmas did as he watched Harry sip the laxative tea. This guy knew exactly what he was doing, but nobody expected it would come from a guy like this.
You know who else no one saw it coming from?