Nancy Pelosi Called It a 'Set Up,' Now the Salon Owner's Getting Death Threats

Screenshot via Fox News/Tucker Carlson Tonight
Screenshot via Fox News/Tucker Carlson Tonight


After a brief hiatus, RedState favorite Sister Toldjah delivered what readers have come to expect from her work on Wednesday, while sharing Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s blistering take from his Tuesday night show on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)’s blatant disregard for her state’s mask-wearing laws, when indulging her desire for hair services inside a San Francisco salon that wasn’t even allowed to be open under California law this week.

S.T. told it like it is, writing in part:

Pelosi, who frequently berates Republicans including President Trump for allegedly putting lives in danger when they don’t wear masks or social distance, was busted when Fox News published a video Tuesday that showed her walking through the salon Monday with wet hair and without a mask at a time when local ordinances have kept salons closed to the common folks in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

In case you missed it, the video, which came from the salon’s security camera and was shared with news outlets by the salon’s owner, made a big splash in the media — something Madame Speaker didn’t take kindly to, it turned out. Pelosi responded to the criticism Wednesday evening, as my colleague Brandon Morse wrote, by lashing out at the salon owner and demanding an apology:

“I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I’ve been to…many times…It was a setup, and I take responsibility for falling for a setup,” said Pelosi during a press conference.

“I think that this salon owes me an apology, for setting me up,” Pelosi said.

Now, salon owner Erica Kious is speaking out. And while she wasn’t the only California salon owner who had a problem with Rep. Pelosi’s actions, as Newsweek reported, Kious told Tucker Carlson on his program tonight that her business is likely about to close its doors permanently, after the county where it’s located has forced her to stay shut for six months due to the Wuhan coronavirus mandates imposed by California governor Gavin Newsom (D).

She said:

“We’re pretty much done. We’ve lost at least 60 percent of our clients. I’ve lost the majority of my staff. Six months is a long time to be closed down.”

When Tucker asked Kious how she could prove the Pelosi hair appointment wasn’t a “diabolocal set-up designed to bring down the Speaker of the House by blow-drying her hair,” she answered:

“She had called the stylist, or her assistant did, and made the appointment. So, the appointment was already booked. There was no way I could have set that up.”

She added that she’s “had a camera system in [the salon] for five years. I didn’t go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in — and ‘set her up.’ So, that’s absolutely false.”

Later in the interview, Kious detailed, with the strong emotions apparent in her voice, how she’s personally feeling the repercussions of the Speaker’s very public tantrum over getting caught.

“The hard part of all of this is that I have been in that community for 12 years. And since this happened, I have received nothing but hate. Text messages, death threats. They’re going to burn my hair salon down. My Yelp! page is just unbelievable, [filled] with bad reviews. It’s sad that my community is pulling this.”

A friend of the salon put up a GoFundMe account Wednesday to support Kious during the tumult related to Pelosi’s untimely appointment.

You can watch the salon owner’s full interview with Tucker Carlson below, via Fox News: