Republican Senator Bill Cassidy Says He Never Dropped Acid, But Sure Loves Talking About It

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy looking a little paranoid. Despite mentioning it a few times, he’s never dropped LSD. (Image via CQ Roll Call)

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) might be one of the least likely Congress members to use LSD. But he loves to refer to it.

Overheard on Capitol Hill via CNN:

Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, recounted for colleagues how he asked himself if he was "on acid'" when he heard the White House wanted to zero out new funds for testing in the middle of a pandemic.

He was referring to the new stimulus bill that's currently being debated in Congress.

In 2018 at a committee hearing about health care Cassidy blurted out: 

"I'm thinking, 'Man, I must be dropping acid.' Not that I've ever dropped acid. But for the record, I have not."

One of the most conservative members of the Senate, Cassidy defeated Mary Landrieu in a runoff in 2014. He was elected to the U.S. House for three terms from 2008-2004. Cassidy's Senate campaign received donations from Koch Industries and Blackstone Group. He has an A+ rating from the NRA.

Image via New York Post

Born in Illinois in 1957, Cassidy attended LSU and then LSU School of Medicine, where he studied to be a gastroenterologist. His college years were 1976-1983. It's posible that he tried LSD during as an undergrard when it was a popular recreational drug on campuses. However, it's unlikely, which makes one wonder why he keeps referring to "dropping acid" and being "on acid." Acid is actually an in-the-know term. How much does Senator Cassidy actually know about lysergic acid diethylamide and would he support legislation to decriminalize it and other psychedelics?


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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