Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’s been set up. A security camera captured Pelosi visiting a hair salon without a face mask. Now, she’s asking the salon owner for an apology.
Pelosi held a press conference to set the record straight. Fox News first reported Pelosi’s controversial wash and blow-out at the eSalon. The California Department of Public Health require people to wear face masks in public indoor places. Additionally, San Francisco beauty parlors weren’t supposed to open until September 1, the day after she had her hair treatment.
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon I’ve been to over the years many times. When they said we’re able to accommodate people, one person at a time, and that we can set up that time, I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a setup,” she said. “It was a set up, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”
As a result, people have criticized Pelosi’s actions as being hypocritical on Twitter. President Donald Trump and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany were also among her critics.
Nancy Pelosi said the salon intentionally set her up.
Pelosi’s staff told CNN that she has a regular stylist who visits her at home for hair treatments. But the stylist wasn’t available and recommended Pelosi to a stylist at eSalon. The stylist at eSalon asked owner Erica Kious if she could rent out the salon for the speaker. Kious found the idea like a “slap in the face.”
“I was like, are you kidding me right now? Do I let this happen? What do I do?” Kious told Fox News. “We have been shut down for so long, not just me, but most of the small businesses. I just can’t. It’s a feeling – a feeling of being deflated, helpless and honestly beaten down. I have been fighting for six months for a business that took me 12 years to build to reopen. I am a single mom, I have two small children and I have no income.”
According to Pelosi’s staff, she complied accordingly with the rules as presented by the stylist. The business told her one person could come in the building at a time. During the press conference, Pelosi questioned the logic of wearing a mask while a stylist washed her hair. She promised there was more to the story.
”There’s more to this that I’m not going to ask to the motivation for a salon to say to me, ‘Yes, come in’ and then they go for me. It was clearly a set up,” she said. “I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up.”
[H./T: Daily Mail]