For the record, I am in favor of handwashing, especially prior to the preparation and/or handling of food.
I’m also good with laws that require restaurants to post signs declaring that employees must wash their hands.
That said, those are not the same two things. Which makes the teaser for the Washington Post article Senator says maybe restaurants shouldn’t make employees wash their hands a falsehood. Frankly, I find it more offensive than any of the remarks attributed to Senator Tillis in the article. Maybe there’s room for a sensational spin in a headline or teaser, but an outright fib is unacceptable.1