House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made headlines recently when security footage emerged showing that she had gotten her hair done in a salon in violation of San Francisco’s coronavirus restrictions.
In response, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) poked fun at the House speaker’s hair scandal by showing off his own grooming solution.
On Monday, Fox News reported that Romney tweeted out a picture showing him sitting outside and getting a haircut from his wife Ann Romney. Above the photo was a caption that read, “Getting cleaned up for resumption of the Senate. Better salon than Pelosi’s!”
Getting cleaned up for resumption of the Senate. Better salon than Pelosi’s! pic.twitter.com/wosz3MyKdw
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 7, 2020
The network revealed last week that Pelosi had visited San Francisco’s ESalonSF on August 31. In surveillance video footage, the California Democrat can be seen walking around in the building without a mask on–both of which contravene city ordinances meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Erica Kious is the salon’s owner, and, in speaking with the network, she described feeling outrage over the House speaker’s behavior and the Democrat-run city’s lockdown.
“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 complained.
Pelosi blames salon owner
Far from expressing contrition over the incident, Pelosi claimed at a press conference to be the victim of a “set up” and suggested that the salon owner should be the one to apologize.
“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, well, we’re able to accommodate people one person at a time, and that we can set up that time,'” she insisted.
“I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a set-up. So I take responsibility for falling for a set-up.” Pelosi added, “The salon owes me an apology for setting me up.”
San Francisco Mayor London Breed also came to the House speaker’s defense, instead arguing that people should be more focused on President Donald Trump being “a dictator.”
“We have a terrorist, we have a dictator who is running this country, and Nancy Pelosi is at the forefront fighting against this person every day, you know,” the Washington Examiner quoted Breed as saying. Breed went on to say that she was “not trying to excuse what happened” and could “understand” why some might be upset over the incident.