House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is one of the most vocal proponents of aggressive COVID-19 lockdowns, but a local hairdresser in Pelosi’s home city of San Francisco revealed that Pelosi was all too happy to break the city’s lockdown ordinance in order to get a wash and blow-out.
In footage obtained by Fox News on Tuesday, Pelosi is seen walking through eSalon in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose — a violation of her city’s ordinance against indoor salons.
San Francisco was one of the first cities in the US to issue a stay-at-home order as the coronavirus pandemic ramped up in March, and has ordered hairdressers in the city to remain closed since the initial order was issued. Hairdressers in the city were allowed to reopen operations on September 1st on condition that services would be provided outdoors.
Salon owner Erica Kious told Fox News in a phone interview on Tuesday that one of the independent stylists that rents a chair in her salon messaged her on Sunday evening to inform her of Pelosi’s scheduled visit on Monday.
Kious said she allowed the appointment to proceed because she “can’t control” what the independent stylists do if they rent chairs from her, because “they’re not paying” currently.
Kious said that Pelosi’s decision to flout the rules was a “slap in the face” of business owners in the city experiencing extreme economic duress due to extreme and ongoing lockdowns.
“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious told Fox News, remarking that she “can’t believe” Pelosi didn’t have a mask on. “We’re supposed to look up to this woman, right? It is just disturbing.”
Nancy Pelosi has relentlessly slammed Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis since March, accusing the president on multiple occasions of “fiddling” while Americans are dying. Pelosi has also repeatedly advocated for a nationwide mask mandate, characterizing it as a matter of “life and death.”
Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill denied that the speaker violated any rules or regulations in getting her hair done, but Kious said that Pelosi received a blow-dry — which is prohibited under the city’s safety precautions. Kious lamented Pelosi’s disregard for the plight of the city’s business owners, telling Fox News that she’s come forward with her story “because of what everyone in my industry, and my city, what every small business is going through right now.”