It’s been practically a year since former San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious shuttered her business after exposing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for getting her hair washed and blown out regardless of coronavirus restrictions.
“I thought if I ever lost my business, I would have lost it in an earthquake,” Kious stated Tuesday at Heritage Action’s Save Our Paychecks Tour kick-off occasion in Fresno. “Never did I ever think that I would have lost everything I worked for by leftist politics. Gone.”
Fox News obtained surveillance video final summer time of Pelosi visiting the salon for a hair wash and blowout, regardless of native ordinances retaining salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pelosi, D-Calif. later claimed she was “set up,” which Kious denied.
“I never set her up. That was a lie. I’ve had cameras in there since I opened. I didn’t put them in there I didn’t turn them on. They’re on all the time,” stated Kious, who famous she was touring when she noticed the video footage of Pelosi.
The former owner stated Pelosi was serviced by an unbiased stylist who rents chairs in her salon. Kious stated she determined to share the now-viral safety digicam footage when she discovered the Speaker indoors with out a masks in what she referred to as a “hurtful” show of hypocrisy.
“I went through the exact footage of her walking through my reception area with no mask,” Kious stated Tuesday. “I literally felt like she took a knife and stabbed me in the stomach. … I know inside me what she did was wrong, completely wrong.”
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Nearly 40,000 small companies closed in California by September 2020, which was across the time of Pelosi’s go to, in line with Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots group. Thousands extra have closed since.
Last September, Kious stated on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that she was shutting her doorways for good after controversy over the go to destroyed her business. She advised host Tucker Carlson that she was attacked for exposing Pelosi.
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“I started to just get a ton of phone calls, text messages, emails, all my Yelp reviews … saying that they hope I go under and that I fail,” Kious stated on the time. “So just a lot of negativity towards my business.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Yael Halon contributed to this report