White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany demanded that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issue a public apology after she was caught on video getting her hair done at a salon despite coronavirus restrictions.
“Apparently, the rules do not apply to Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” McEnany said, playing the clip on loop during her Thursday press briefing. “She wants small businesses to stay shut down but only reopen for her convenience. ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’ says Nancy Pelosi.”
Footage of Pelosi getting her hair done at eSalon in San Francisco without a mask sparked ire among many of her political rivals and pundits. The California Democrat contests that she was “set up” by the salon. Pelosi demanded an apology from the salon after media outlets reported that the footage sparked controversy.
The salon’s owner, Erica Kious, said that Pelosi had been a longtime client of hers and that she found her comments “hurtful.” Kious added that since the debacle came to light, she’s received death threats and hateful messages from angry people, prompting her to reconsider if she wants to stay in her San Francisco community.
President Trump mocked Pelosi on Thursday, brushing off the idea of the incident being a setup.
Crazy Nancy Pelosi said she was “set up” by the beauty parlor owner when she improperly had the salon opened (and didn’t wear a MASK!). Does anyone want a Speaker of the House who can be so easily SET UP?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2020
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi said she was ‘set up’ by the beauty parlor owner when she improperly had the salon opened (and didn’t wear a MASK!),” Trump tweeted. “Does anyone want a Speaker of the House who can be so easily SET UP?”
McEnany also urged Pelosi to return to Washington while coronavirus relief negotiations remain at a standstill.
“Nancy Pelosi, you ought to apologize to the American people or, better yet, come back to Washington and get to work for hardworking Americans like this salon owner that you maligned and demanded an apology from,” she said.
Author: Mica Soellner
Source: Washington Examiner: White House: Nancy Pelosi ‘ought to apologize to the American people’ over salon controversy