U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., made news on Monday for saying that employees shouldn't be required to wash their hands at work because "the market will take care of that."
The freshman Republican senator made the comments during a talk at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C. He proceeded to explain how he thinks it's a way to eliminate what he believes is excessive government regulation — businesses should be able to opt out of certain rules, he said.
Tillis said that at a recent meal at Starbucks, he was discussing this idea of opting out of the policy of requiring employees to wash hands.
“I said, I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says we don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom,” Tillis said.