(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi effectively shut down a San Francisco hair salon.
So much for the Democratic leader supporting small businesses.
To recap, the Speaker decided to get her hair done at the eSalon in San Francisco late in August. At that time, though, salons were closed in the city and have been since lockdown orders went into place in March.
Video of Pelosi from security cam footage within the salon went viral, not only because she was in a place where others aren’t allowed but because she wasn’t wearing a mask either.
While much of the initial response was criticizing Pelosi for taking advantage of her position, the ire quickly turned to salon owner Erica Kious, who Pelosi said set her up.
For her part, Kious has said that she “can’t control” what independent stylists do at her salon, since they simply rent chairs from her.
In an attempt to shift blame to someone else, Pelosi held a press conference in San Francisco where she said:
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I’ve been to over the years many times, and that when they said that we’re able to accommodate people one person at a time and that we could set up that time, I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a set up. So, I take responsibility for falling for the set up.”
When a reporter said a barber in the city said he believed Pelosi owed the industry an apology, she responded:
“Well, I don’t. I think that this salon owes me an apology for setting up. I have been inundated by people who are in the hair service industry, saying, thank you for calling attention to this. We need to get back to work. Many of them annoyed at the set up.”
Now, after those words, Kioius said there has been “a lot of negativity towards my business,” which is causing her to shut down her business.
“I am actually done in San Francisco and closing my doors, unfortunately,” she said. “I started to just get a ton of phone calls, text messages, emails, all my Yelp reviews, saying that they hope I go under and that I fail. So, just a lot of negativity toward my business.”
A GoFundMe page was set up to help Kious, and it has raised $335,000 to this point. Still, the money isn’t going to solve the owner’s problems. This isn’t about money for her. It’s about her safety.
As Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, told Fox News:
“I’m actually afraid to go back. It’s a little scary and sad. I do have a lot of positive calls and text messages from clients. But other than that, nothing but negativity.”
To recap, Pelosi used her power as Speaker of the House to get access to a hair salon and services that all other people are barred from doing. Then, when confronted about her actions, she placed the blame on the owner of the salon, saying she was set up. Now, that salon owner is forced to close her business because she’s afraid to go back.
Well done, Nancy.