Colorado's governor, Democrat John Hickenlooper, says he drank fracking fluid.
A short piece in Opposing Views doesn't say if he had it neat, on the rocks or if it went well when paired with red meat, fish or poultry.
Opposing Views writes: "According to the Washington Times, Hickenlooper said the fluid was given to him by the oil company Halliburton and was made of 'ingredients sourced from the food industry.'
“'We did drink it around the table, almost ritual-like, in a funny way,” Hickenlooper said. 'They’ve invested millions of dollars in what is a benign fluid in every sense.'”
Read the piece here, with or without a glass of fracking fluid.
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