Devin Nunes slammed for telling Fox News viewers to “go to your local pub” amid coronavirus outbreak

Twitter beats down "raging moron" Devin Nunes for advising public gatherings: "Is he really that dumb?"

Published March 15, 2020 2:20PM (EDT)

Devin Nunes (AP/Susan Walsh)
Devin Nunes (AP/Susan Walsh)

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The Internet lashed out at Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on Sunday after he told Americans to go to restaurants during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"There's a lot of concerns with the economy here because people are scared to go out," Nunes told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. "But I will just say, one of the things you can do if you're healthy, you and your family, it's a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant."

"Just don't run to the grocery store and buy $4,000 of food!" he added. "Go to your local pub."

The advice did not go over well on Twitter, where people repeatedly referred to Nunes as an "idiot."

By David Edwards

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