CNN host Don Lemon is not accepting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s salon story, and he’s not hiding it.
Pelosi came under fire this week after video footage showed the congresswoman in a hair salon with wet hair and no mask. California does not allow indoor hairstyling in its current phase.
Pelosi told reporters that she “takes responsibility” not for her actions of breaking the rules, but for listening to the hair salon staff who allegedly told her that one person is allowed inside at a time. Pelosi indicated that this was a “setup.”
Lemon responded to her comments by saying that everyone should know the rules this far into a pandemic.
“This far into the pandemic this House Speaker should know what is safe and what isn’t,” Lemon said. “We should all know. It’s our responsibility.”
The liberal anchor continued, “Instead of claiming a setup, it would have been just as easy for the speaker to say, ‘You know what, I messed up. I should have worn a mask indoors.'”
In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, salon owner Erica Kious said Pelosi’s visit was a “slap in the face” to her.
“It was a slap in the face that she went in, you know, that she feels that she can just go and get her stuff done while no one else can go in, and I can’t work.”
“We’re supposed to look up to this woman, right? It is just disturbing.”