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."
Nunes should have no credibility with anyone about anything. That he does is evidence if a different kind of epidemic.
— Thomas J. House (@thouse48625) March 15, 2020
I've frequently listened to Nunes, and asked myself "is he really that dumb?" Today he offered a definitive "yes."
— Gail Helt (@ghelt) March 15, 2020
I'm a bartender. I rely on tips. If I don't work I don't get paid. But even I agree that this is wrong and Nunes is a fucking idiot.
— Town Fool (@neonsinatra) March 15, 2020
I think rep Nunes should lead the charge and take his family out to local restaurants and businesses to show there's nothing to worry about.
— Eternally Optimistic (@GeorgiaBoy__912) March 15, 2020