House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared before the media to address the scandal she created after having her hair done professionally in a San Francisco hair salon that, following the law, had been shut down to comply with local COVID-19 ordinances for around six months. Pelosi was caught in the salon, which is supposed to be closed, and not wearing a mask, which is required in the city.
According to Fox News, Pelosi was seen at the salon in time stamped security video indicating she was there for at around 3 p.m. on Monday, August 31. Screen shots of the conversation between the owner and stylist also suggest both parties were shocked at the top Democrat asking them to violate the law, but ultimately decided to allow it to happen.
Pelosi, who originally claimed that the salon approached her and claimed it was legal for them to accommodate one customer in the building at a time, now claims she was “set up” by a salon she’s been to “many times.”
“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to over the years many times,” said Pelosi on Wednesday. “When they said we’re able to accommodate people one person at a time and we can set up that time I trusted that.”
“As it turns out it was a set up, so I take responsibility for falling for a set up, and that’s all I’m going to say on that,” she added.
Pelosi then accused the salon of “setting” her up, and suggested the owners apologize to the House Speaker for putting her through this ordeal.
“I think this salon owes me an apology for setting up,” said Pelosi.
Seriously. What a fraud. She's asking for an apology.
"I take responsibility for falling for a setup," Nancy Pelosi says after getting caught violating local ordinances in her salon visit. She even lies, says she only took the mask off while her hair was being washed. pic.twitter.com/a6isGM1zJO
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 2, 2020
President Donald Trump recently called more attention to Pelosi’s gaffe on Twitter, claiming that the hypocrisy of leaders like Pelosi will lead to Republican control of all branches of government following the November elecction.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else,” wrote President Trump. “We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!”
Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020
Pelosi recently received more scorn when she apparently forgot the name of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed in police custody last May. In late June, Pelosi referred to Floyd as “George Kirby,” the name of a comedian from the 1940s.