Rally held outside Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home amid salon visit backlash

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A rally was held Thursday afternoon outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home.

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"We are together to make sure that everybody has an opportunity to earn a living and feed their families," said a salon owner during the rally in front of Pelosi's home in San Francisco.


This comes after backlash from the congresswoman getting a haircut indoors at a San Francisco salon while the service was prohibited under the city's COVID-19 regulations.

Video surfaced Tuesday showing Pelosi inside eSalon on Union Street in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood.

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Pelosi said Wednesday she believes she was set up.

"I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I've been to over the years many times," Pelosi said. "When they said we're able to accommodate one person at a time and that we could setup at that time, I trusted that. As it turns out, it was a setup."

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A spokesperson for the congresswoman said the business offered to cut Pelosi's hair and told her they were allowed to have one customer at a time inside the business.

"The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment," said spokesperson Drew Hammill.



A photo also shows the House Speaker wearing a mask around her neck, not on her face, which she said was right after having her hair washed.

"I don't wear a mask when I'm washing my hair. Do you wear a mask when you're washing your hair?" asked Pelosi to the news crews Wednesday.

The salon owner, Erica Kious, originally provided the footage of Pelosi to Fox News.


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