Salon owner Erica Kious told a Zoom press conference on Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was caught on surveillance camera attending Kious’s salon earlier this week for a private hair appointment, was lying when she said she was “set up,” and that she should apologize to the entire country.
Pelosi was slammed in the right-wing media for breaking rules her own party created and for failing to lead by example. A spokesperson for Pelosi claimed she did not know that she was breaking the rules, and blamed the salon for the violation. On Wednesday, Pelosi actually told reporters she fell for a “setup” and that Kious should apologize.
On Thursday, Kious hit back: “For the Speaker of the House of the United States to go on TV and falsely claim she was set up, and publicly defame me and send out PR firms to spin more lies … is bad enough, but for Speaker Pelosi to frame herself as a victim under a total false narrative while small businesses and workers all over California, the state she represents in Congress, suffer and struggle just to survive is beyond shameful.
“I don’t owe anyone an apology,” Kious concluded. “Mrs. Pelosi owes the entire country an apology.”