Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has had a few embarrassing moments in his legislative career, most notably when he was forced to recuse himself from the Trump/Russia investigation as a member of the House Intelligence Committee over ethics violations. Public humiliation seems to be his forte.
That must be why he has no problem posting ridiculous rants on Twitter that only serve to make him look even more clueless than before. His Sunday Twitter rant against “the straw police” was an unhinged look into the mind of a right-wing nut job.
‘At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws. Says she has to ask now in fear of “THE STRAW POLICE.” Welcome to Socialism in California!’
It goes without saying that socialism is an economic theory that has absolutely nothing to add in the debate over plastic straws. 2020 is just around the corner and throwing the word “socialism” as a scare tactic at every opportunity is to be expected. When it’s used, though, it should at least refer to economics.
Nunes’ fear of “THE STRAW POLICE” is also unwarranted. A bill went into effect on January 1, 2019, that did not ban plastic straws, but now requires diners to request one in order to avoid the excessive waste of a product that is harmful to the environment. No one took away Nunes’ plastic straws, he just has to be inconvenienced long enough to ask for one.
Twitter had fun with Nunes’ stunningly dumb tweet. Read some of their comments below: