Nancy Pelosi’s Labor Day tweet extolling the hard-working American worker may have seemed judicious on paper.
It was anything but in reality after the multimillionaire House Speaker accused a San Francisco hair salon owner of setting her up.
Over generations, working people across America built the middle class and secured progress for hard-working families. House Democrats are unified in our commitment to America’s working families. Happy #LaborDay! https://t.co/kO7jykYDkm pic.twitter.com/HsCYyzVNIr
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 7, 2020
In contrast, California’s small business owners continue to struggle thanks to the Golden State’s onerous coronavirus restrictions.
Not that any of that mattered to Pelosi, who flaunted the rules that have effectively shuttered commerce in San Franciso.
Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche reports:
The tweet didn’t sit well with some commenters who pointed to her recent visit to a hair salon. Security footage obtained by Fox News, time-stamped last Monday at 3:08 p.m., showed the speaker walking through ESalonSF with wet hair and without a mask.
Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were notified they could reopen on Sept. 1, for outdoor hairstyling services only. Pelosi said she was set up by the salon owner and is owed an apology. Erica Kious denied Pelosi’s allegation, which sparked some critics of the speaker to accuse her of trying to hurt a small business owner trying to provide for her two young children.
If only we had a fancy refrigerator full of ice cream to celebrate with.
— Michelle (@Michell07875371) September 7, 2020
— (NSA) National Shitposting Agency (@glenn_mcneil) September 7, 2020
Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment from Fox News. The tweets were not all negative, and some thanked her for defending workers in the country.
Some commenters brought up the negotiations over a new coronavirus stimulus package. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that Pelosi is refusing to negotiate unless Republicans are willing to spend at least $2.5 trillion.
So unified that you can’t even come to an agreement with republicans on a stimulus package. I think you guys forgot that you work for us. You guys are terrible at your job and people are suffering because of it. Get a deal done NOW!
— David willis (@Dwillz955) September 7, 2020