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.
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.
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.
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.