California Congressman Devin Nunes (R) continues to poke fun at his state’s plastic straw ban, a ban that took effect in late 2018 to cut back on waste pollution.
Nunes doubling down on his joking about “Socialism,” tweeting that he found a plastic straw in his home garden, and ask supporters if any of them had the number for the “StrawPolice Socialists.”
— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) March 11, 2019
Nunes’ first anti-straw remark, which has made in jest, caught the eye of freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who took issue with his initial social media jab at the “STRAW POLICE.”
“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!” Nunes wrote on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez came out defending Socialism by also joking that Nunes and Republicans “duped themselves” by drinking the anti-Socialism Kool-Aid, and being pressed to make statements such as Nunes’.
The best part about the GOP-Fox propaganda machine is that Republican Congressmen actually believe + consume it uncritically, get duped themselves, which lead them to make statements like this 😂
(Another one thought I got paid for the KDTH Netflix doc too- I didn’t get a dime!) https://t.co/NSMkUhoD2a
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 11, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez dig on Nunes has everything to do with his and other Republicans all-out slam of her Green New Deal economic proposal. The economic plan is hailed by Republicans as a ‘radical’ and over-the-top socialist stimulus plan.