Well, well, well…
Nancy Pelosi has broken the silence on her lockdown hair salon visit, where the staunch "listen to the science" mask supporter was caught inside a hair salon in San Francisco, breaking rules that only allow service outdoors, in order to control the spread of coronavirus.
While being serviced in the building that was supposed to be in lockdown, the most powerful elected US Democrat had her mask around her neck, NOT covering her nose or mouth, after criticising President Donald Trump for not wearing a mask.
Now, after the leaked footage going viral, Pelosi has issued a statement that you can watch below:
Beritbart has the story:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused a San Francisco hair salon of setting her up just two days after she got a wash and blow-out — without a mask.
Pelosi added that the business, which has been shuttered for months due to local coronavirus restrictions, owes her an apology. Her explanation had some saying she pulled a “Marion Barry” — a reference to the former D.C. mayor who famously said, “Bitch set me up” following a drug bust.
On Wednesday, Pelosi addressed the controversy over her Monday salon appointment and accused the salon of setting her up.
“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.
“As it turns out, it was a setup,” she concluded. So I take responsibility for falling for a setup.”
The Speaker also said the salon owes her an apology for “setting [me] up”:
The Washington Times also shared more infomation about the salon and the situation at hand:
Pelosi is facing fierce backlash after Fox News Channel aired surveillance footage from the salon that showed her walking through the salon with her hair wet and with a mask around her neck rather than on her face. In the clip, a masked stylist follows her.
Critics, including President Donald Trump, called her a hypocrite and asked why she did not know the coronavirus-related rules in her home city.
Erica Kious, owner of eSalon in the city’s upscale Marina district, told Fox News that she rents chairs to stylists and one of them informed her in advance that Pelosi wanted a wash and blow dry. California guidelines on salons vary by county, but stringent San Francisco officials have not yet permitted indoor salons to open.
Kious said she considered Pelosi getting her hair done “a slap in the face” to struggling business owners. She did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.
A different Washinton Times article explains more about her press conference:
The California Democrat was grilled by reporters about the incident at a press conference to promote her party’s priorities for state and local funding in the next coronavirus relief deal.
The press conference hit a rough stretch as the California Democrat pushed back on reporters’ questions about the now-viral video of her visiting a San Francisco hair salon.