Nancy Pelosi got a blowout at a San Francisco salon closed under COVID rules since March and was filmed inside the store without a mask, footage released Tuesday shows.
In the clip taken at eSalon in the city Monday afternoon and obtained by Fox News the Democrat is seen with wet hair and her mask around her neck rather than on her face, as she is followed closely behind by a stylist, who is in a face covering.
Salons in San Francisco have been closed since March and were only told they could reopen Tuesday; they can still only offer outside styling. In June Pelosi said a federal mandate on mask wearing was 'long overdue'.
Pelosi's spokesperson told Fox News: 'This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment.'
Conservatives pounced, casting Pelosi as a hypocrite.
'Speaker Pelosi has pushed policies that would keep our economy closed and our small businesses shut down. But for herself?' Senate Republicans tweeted. 'A salon visit whenever she pleases.'
@ReaganBattalion added: 'Your child can't go to school, your business has been forced closed for months, they won't even allow you to bury your loved one, but, @SpeakerPelosi's hair will be made, because her hair is more essential than your life.'
Nancy Pelosi got a blowout at a San Francisco salon closed under COVID rules and was filmed inside the store without a mask, footage released Tuesday reveals
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Appearing to contradict the images taken inside the salon Pelosi's spokeman added: 'The Speaker always wears a mask and complies with local COVID requirements.'
But the salon owner, Erica Kious, told Fox: '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.
'I have been fighting for six months for a business that took me