San Francisco salon proprietor who uncovered Pelosi talks about dropping her enterprise a yr later
It has been almost a yr since former San Francisco salon proprietor Erica Kious shuttered her enterprise after exposing Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi for getting her hair washed and blown out regardless of coronavirus restrictions.
“I believed if I ever misplaced my enterprise, I might have misplaced it in an earthquake,” Kious stated Tuesday at Heritage Motion’s Save Our Paychecks Tour kick-off occasion in Fresno. “By no means did I ever suppose that I might have misplaced every thing I labored for by leftist politics. Gone.”
Fox Information obtained surveillance video final summer time of Pelosi visiting the salon for a hair wash and blowout, regardless of native ordinances maintaining salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pelosi, D-Calif. later claimed she was “arrange,” which Kious denied.
“I by no means set her up. That was a lie. I’ve had cameras in there since I opened. I didn’t put them in there I did not flip them on. They’re on on a regular basis,” stated Kious, who famous she was touring when she noticed the video footage of Pelosi.
The previous proprietor stated Pelosi was serviced by an impartial stylist who rents chairs in her salon. Kious stated she determined to share the now-viral safety digital camera footage when she discovered the Speaker indoors and not using a masks in what she known as a “hurtful” show of hypocrisy.
“I went by means of the precise footage of her strolling by means of my reception space with no masks,” Kious stated Tuesday. “I actually felt like she took a knife and stabbed me within the abdomen. … I do know inside me what she did was mistaken, fully mistaken.”
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Practically 40,000 small companies closed in California by September 2020, which was across the time of Pelosi’s go to, in line with Heritage Motion, a conservative grassroots group. Hundreds extra have closed since.
Final September, Kious stated on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that she was shutting her doorways for good after controversy over the go to destroyed her enterprise. She informed host Tucker Carlson that she was attacked for exposing Pelosi.
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“I began to simply get a ton of telephone calls, textual content messages, emails, all my Yelp evaluations … saying that they hope I’m going below and that I fail,” Kious stated on the time. “So simply numerous negativity in direction of my enterprise.”
Fox Information’ Brooke Singman and Yael Halon contributed to this report