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Remember The Salon Owner That Lost Her Business Because of Pelosi?


What she calls “leftist politics” destroyed the business Erica Kious built, but it could not kill her spirit.

Kious stood in the national spotlight last year after sharing a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defying mask rules in place at the time, while the speaker was in the salon Kious operated in San Francisco.

The wave of vitriol aimed at Kious that was generated when Pelosi’s hypocrisy was revealed, coupled with the impact of California’s lockdown rules, led to a decision by Kious to close her business after 12 years of operation.

Kious, however, wears the episode like a badge of honor on her Twitter account.

“Masks for thee but not for me!! Former owner of eSalonSF who exposed Nancy Pelosi for her hypocrisy!” her Twitter bio reads.

Kious said she had never expected the business to last forever, but did not expect it to end the way it did.

“I thought if I ever lost my business, I would have lost it in an earthquake,” Kious said Tuesday at Heritage Action’s Save Our Paychecks Tour kick-off event in Fresno, California, according to Fox News.

“Never did I ever think that I would have lost everything I worked for by leftist politics. Gone,” she said.

The Daily Signal reported, based on information from Heritage Action, that nearly 40,000 small businesses closed in California by September 2020, and despite some easing of rules since then, many more have followed suit.

Following the release of the footage, Pelosi claimed that she was the victim of a set-up, which Kious firmly 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,” she said, according to Fox News.

Kious said Pelosi was the customer of an independent stylist who had rented a chair in the salon.


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