Pelosi panned for throwing salon owner under the bus, claims she was ‘set up’ and is owed an apology

Nancy Pelosi hair salon owner Erica Kious death threats relocate
Erica Kious, a single mom, owns the hair salon where Nancy Pelosi was caught on video without a mask. (screenshot)

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Erica Kious, the owner of the San Francisco hair salon that Nancy Pelosi visited in violation of coronavirus shutdowns, is being barraged with left-wing death threats and is relocating her business because she fears for her life after Pelosi accused her of a “set-up.”

Pelosi’s visit to the eSalon on Monday ignited volcanic backlash because hair salons in San Francisco have been closed since March due to the shutdowns that Nancy and other Democrats rabidly pushed for.

Pelosi was caught on a viral security-camera video not only violating the shutdown, but not wearing a face mask during her visit. An independent hairstylist who rents a chair in Kious’ salon styled Pelosi’s hair.

(Source: Fox News)

After Kious shared the damning video, Speaker Pelosi recklessly accused her of “setting me up.”

“It was clearly a setup,” Pelosi fumed. “I take responsibility for falling for a setup by a neighborhood salon that I’ve gone to for years. And that’s really what it is. I think that this salon owes me an apology for setting me up.”

Note that Pelosi did not apologize for violating shutdown orders or the mask mandate that she breathlessly championed, but reacted by immediately attacking the salon owner.

Pelosi got dragged on Twitter for scapegoating a private citizen from her own district.

Erica Kious, a single mom, denied Pelosi’s “set-up” smear and said she shared the security camera footage because she was “hurt” by Pelosi’s abject hypocrisy.

Just hours after Pelosi got her hair done, she went on CNN and scolded Republicans for not wearing masks at an OUTDOOR RNC event.

Erica said she has had her security camera in place in five years, so it’s not as if she installed it specifically to trap Pelosi.

“There was no way I could’ve set that up,” Kious told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “I’ve had a camera system in there for five years. I didn’t go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in and set her up. So that is absolutely false.”


(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)

Kious underscored that she was not making a political statement by releasing the Pelosi footage. She merely wanted to understand why Nancy Pelosi insists on breaking the rules that she demands that everyone else follow.

“This isn’t even political,” Kious said. “It’s the fact that she came in, didn’t have a mask on, and I just thought about my staff and people not being able to work and make money and provide for their families. And if she is in there comfortably without a mask and feeling safe, then why are we shut down? Why am I not able to have clients come in?”

Kious, a single mother of two, says she has been bombarded with death threats since Pelosi trashed her. She said leftist mobs threatened to burn down the salon that she has operated for 12 years and deluged her Yelp page with fake, retaliatory reviews.

“Since this has happened, I have received nothing but hate text messages, death threats, [saying that] they’re going to burn my hair salon down,” Erica said. “My Yelp page is just unbelievable with bad reviews. It’s just sad that my community is pulling this, saying that I threw her under the bus when I didn’t. That’s hurtful, so yeah, I think I’m pretty much done now.”

Amy Tarkanian is the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party. Tarkanian set up a GoFundMe page to help Kious relocate because she’s afraid for her safety and that of her two small children.

Tarkanian tweeted: “She is having others pack up her belongings because she fears returning.”

Left-wing violence has not only resulted in mass rioting and looting in Democrat-run cities across the nation, but single moms who own small businesses are now at the mercy of violent mobs:

BLM rioters swarm Rochester restaurant, flip tables, throw chairs & terrify customers

 

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