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Twitter Rips Devin Nunes After He Whines About ‘Socialist’ Plastic ‘Straw Police’

Anything that helps the environment seems to be “socialism” to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). While at a restaurant Saturday, he slammed the plastic “straw police” after a waitress asked him if he wanted a straw. “Welcome to socialism in California,” he snorted on Twitter.

A California law limits plastic straws only to customers who request them. Several communities, including Seattle and Washington D.C., have banned the ocean-polluting straws. They not only harm animals when they’re ingested but may also threaten human health.

Devin Nunes

@DevinNunes

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!

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Twitter went bonkers over Nunes’ head-scratching defense of putting more plastic in the environment — and calling a question by a waitress concerned about environmental protection “socialism.”

Several Twitter users pointed out that Nunes’ family farm has collected government subsidies, which might be more akin to socialism than reducing plastic pollution. They also pointed out that free straws, subsidized by diners who don’t use them, smacks of tongue-in-cheek socialism.

Devin Nunes

@DevinNunes

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!

Matthew Dowd

@matthewjdowd

Lordy Moses. Is recycling socialism? Is social security socialism? Are child labor laws socialism? Is putting content on food packaging socialism?

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Devin Nunes

@DevinNunes

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!

Anthony Ashburton@PebusPebus

Single use plastic such as straws, plastic soda cups and cutlery represents the greatest source of plastic pollution which was the focus of last year’s United Nations World Environment Day which is held annually on the 5th of June.
So yeah the “Straw Police” are a good thing.

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Facts Do Matter@WilDonnelly

So you have to ask for a straw. You prefer to just be given free stuff like straws? Isn’t that what you think socialism is? Or maybe you’d like a form of fascism where it is compulsory for everyone to have to purchase straws from the Trump Straw Co.

Facts Do Matter@WilDonnelly

BTW, did you have to ask for the government farm subsidies your family got, or were you just given them? Socialism?

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Devin Nunes

@DevinNunes

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!

thegater 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇫🇷🇩🇪🇯🇵🇬🇧 🇮🇹@Andy_Lofgren

But farm subsidies are not socialism? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/q2GkjZeQSS

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Devin Nunes@DevinNunes

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!

Doug@dougthinks

Farmers in your district, including you, have received $459,790,000 in federal farm subsidies since 1975. But do tell me how keeping plastic out of the waste stream is socialism.

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Twitter Rips Devin Nunes After He Whines About ‘Socialist’ Plastic ‘Straw Police’