Protesters gather outside Nancy Pelosi’s home, build a ‘Freedom Tree’ in response to ‘Salon-gate’

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Describing themselves as “angry salon customers” who want to get their hair done, protesters gathered outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mansion Thursday in response to what has been dubbed “Salon-gate.”

In what is proving to be a growing trend of protesters showing up on the doorstep of politicians, as unwise as it may be, outraged women wearing curlers in their hair and draped in plastic as if they were at the beauty shop, as characterized by KRON, hung blow dryers in a tree outside Pelosi’s home.

The Democratic lawmaker was busted on video getting a blow out at a salon not open to the public because of local restrictions. A vocal proponent of wearing a mask, Pelosi was seen in the leaked video prancing around without a mask on.

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jessica Christian shared several videos online of the demonstration, noting that the women are not salon owners, as some reported, but disgruntled consumers stymied by local politicians.

The protesters dubbed the adorned tree the “Freedom Tree,” Christian reported.

“What she has done is slap the face of not just a salon owner but every woman every man every person who’s unemployed in the state of California who has lost their jobs and lost their livelihoods. Many of whom are my friends,” one protester told KRON.

The speaker’s haughty response to the ensuing controversy was to publicly attack the salon owner and demand an apology for being “set up.” Pelosi would also let loose a team of lawyers on the small business owner.

The owner of eSalon, Erica Kious, a single mother of two, has said she is pretty much done after the controversy. Having been shut down for months, Kious said she’s been inundated with death threats and threats to burn her business to the ground.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist Kious with relocating and paying off her debts associated with being closed for so long. As of this writing, more than $127,000 has been donated.

Demonstrating at the homes of politicians is becoming a staple on the left, but Pelosi should be grateful it wasn’t Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists gathering outside her mansion.

Just ask Portland’s Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler, who’s reportedly looking to move out of his Pearl District high rise condo after violent protesters broke windows and set fires on the property earlier this week.

President Trump got in on mocking Speaker Pelosi over Salon-gate, saying if it’s that easy to set her up, the country may be better off with the salon owner heading up the House of Representatives.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany played a continuous loop of the salon video at Thursday’s daily press briefing, suggesting “the rules do not apply to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”

McEnany took a shot at Pelosi for holding up $1.3 trillion in pandemic relief for the American people — money intended to support small businesses like hair salons — and called on her to apologize for her actions.

Salon-gate easily outweighs the ridicule Pelosi experienced after showcasing a freezer full of expensive ice cream during the height of the coronavirus shutdown, while most Americans were worried about putting food on their dinner tables.

Trump campaign strategist Brad Parscale may have scored the deepest cut in a video showcasing Pelosi’s hypocrisy.

“Hypocrite Nancy Antoinette should step down!” he tweeted, along with a damning video of Pelosi repeatedly calling for people to wear masks and attacking the owner of the salon.

Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses to the story from Twitter:

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