California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is warning of the “Straw Police” after a visit to a restaurant on Saturday.
In a tweet, Nunes appeared to tie bans on single-use plastic straws to “socialism” in his state.
“At restaurant tonight waitress asks if we want straws,” the lawmaker tweeted. “Says she has to ask now in fear of ‘THE STRAW POLICE.’ Welcome to Socialism in California!”
A new law took effect this year in California which prohibits restaurants from giving patrons plastic straws unless one is requested.