White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany ordered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to “apologize to the American people” Thursday after word got out that the California Democrat had visited a hair salon in San Francisco despite it being closed to the public due to COVID-19, the Washington Examiner reported.
According to the Examiner, Pelosi has said she was “set-up” and has “demanded an apology from the salon” after footage of her there made headlines. She wasn’t wearing a mask in the footage, reports noted.
“We have found Nancy Pelosi”
McEnany, for her part, pounced on Pelosi’s misstep during a Thursday presser.
“Two briefings ago, I asked, ‘Where is Nancy Pelosi?'” she said, according to a report from The Blaze. “Today, I can announce we have found Nancy Pelosi.”
The press secretary played the video of Pelosi at San Francisco’s eSalon — and kept it going “on loop” while she chastised the House speaker.
“Nancy Pelosi was not in the halls of Congress when I asked where she was,” McEnany contended, according to The Blaze. “She was not working in good faith to make a deal for the American people.”
McEnany went on: “Nope, Nancy Pelosi was found in San Francisco at a hair salon where she was indoors even though salons in California are only open for outdoor service.”
“The rules do not apply”
“Apparently, the rules do not apply to Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” McEnany added Thursday, according to The Blaze. “She wants small businesses to stay shut down, but only reopen for her convenience. 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.”
Fox News was the first to publicize the footage and interview the salon’s owner, Erica Kious. Kious was not the hairdresser who did Pelosi’s hair that day.
“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work,” Kious reportedly told Fox.
Pelosi’s demand for an apology from Kious was a particular highlight of McEnany’s Thursday presser.
“Nancy Pelosi is demanding an apology from a single mother and small business owner who has received threats since Nancy Pelosi’s comments against her salon,” the press secretary said, according to The Blaze. “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.”