On Monday, August 31, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had her hair done in a San Francisco hair salon despite COVID-19 ordinances that have kept salons closed.
Pelosi also violated another COVID-19 rule by not wearing a face mask, as seen in this video obtained by FoxNews:
Pelosi at first claimed that she didn’t know about the local rules.
Then, in a new statement, while saying the empty words that she “takes responsibility,” Pelosi did just the opposite by blaming the salon, calling it a “setup” or entrapment. She claims that the salon had told her it was okay. Then Pelosi has the unmitigated chutzpah of demanding an apology from the salon. The Speaker of the House said (Townhall):
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to…many times…It was a set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup. I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up”
That makes Nancy Pelosi not just a hypocrite, she’s a malignant hypocrite.
Erica Kious, the owner of the hair salon, has independent stylists working for her who rent chairs in her salon.
In this interview with Tucker Carlson, Kious makes clear that Pelosi’s claim that she had been “setup” is bogus because it was Pelosi who initiated the salon visit by having her assistant call the stylist to set up the appointment.
Nor is Pelosi’s excuse that hair salons can operate as long as it’s an “one-on-one” service, i.e., only one client is admitted into the salon, true. Kious states her salon remains closed because of the city’s COVID-19 rule.
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UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2020)
San Francisco Chronicle photo journalist Jessica Christian reports that on Sept. 3, a group of women who described themselves as “angry salon customers” who want their hair and nails done, protested peacefully, unlike #BLM, in front of Pelosi’s San Francisco home.
Protesters have gathered in front of Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and are stringing up curlers and blow dryers on a tree after a video surfaced of Pelosi getting her hair done indoors/maskless at a SF salon @sfchronicle pic.twitter.com/v6KVORByaP
— Jessica Christian (@jachristian) September 3, 2020