House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had her hair styled in a salon without wearing a mask, according to the salon’s owner.
Security footage from eSalon in San Francisco appeared to show the California Democrat walking through the salon without a face mask while salons in the city are supposed to be closed because of the coronavirus. Erica Kious, the salon owner, told Fox News she was appalled to see Pelosi in the salon on Monday.
Kious said that one of the stylists who rented a chair in the salon notified her that Pelosi had requested an appointment. Kious said she was shocked to see that Pelosi had made the request, given that local ordinance only allowed outdoor services as of Sept. 1.
“I was like, are you kidding me right now? Do I let this happen? What do I do?” Kious said.
Kious noted that she “can’t control” what chair renters in her salon do, so the appointment went on as scheduled. Security footage shows employees donning masks while Pelosi walks through the room unmasked, though it does appear that Pelosi could have had a face covering around her neck.
Pelosi’s spokesman said that the speaker “always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements.” Kious said that wasn’t the case and noted that Pelosi had her hair blown out, which violated the coronavirus guidelines.
“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 said. “We’re supposed to look up to this woman, right?”
Kious said she decided to share the security footage in solidarity with the other businesses across the country that have been struggling with government-mandated shutdowns.
“This is for everybody,” she said. “I am sharing this because of what everyone in my industry and … what every small business is going through right now.”
Author: Madison Dibble
Source: Washington Examiner: Nancy Pelosi had her hair styled in a California salon that was supposed to be closed, owner says