Nancy Pelosi demanded an apology from a salon in San Francisco after video footage obtained by Fox News showed her visiting the establishment without a mask and accessing restricted services. The House Speaker claimed that the salon set her up and that she regrets trusting the establishment.
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to over the years many times and that when they said, what, we’re able to accommodate people one person at a time, and that we can set up that time, I trusted that,” she said.
Pelosi visited the establishment without a proper face covering despite local restrictions preventing salons from operating, except for outdoor services. Pelosi, however, entered the establishment and received a wash and blowout, which are among the services still under restrictions.
“It was clearly a setup…,” Pelosi said. “they owe me an apology.”
The salon owner disclosed the information to Fox News after learning that Pelosi intended to visit her business.
“I was like, are you kidding me right now? Do I let this happen? What do I do?” Erica Kious told Fox News.
Kious lamented that Pelosi could violate the coronavirus safety laws while everybody else was expected to abide by the restrictions.
“she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” the single mother said.
In her response, Pelosi’s aides said that she always complied with the safety regulations, despite the footage showing her without proper face covering. Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, blamed the salon saying the owners informed her that the city allowed salons to have one customer at a time. However, nobody in Pelosi’s team took the responsibility of confirming what the local restrictions demanded.