‘Felt Like She Took A Knife And Stabbed Me In The Stomach’: Salon Owner Revisits Video Of Maskless Pelosi

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Former San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious recalled the national news story Tuesday of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi attending a hair appointment in her salon, which was in violation of COVID-19 restrictions.

“I went to the exact footage of her walking through my reception area with no mask,” Kious said Tuesday at Heritage Action’s “Save Our Paychecks” event in Fresno, Fox News reported. “I literally felt like she took a knife and stabbed me in the stomach. I felt sick. I just couldn’t believe it.”

“I lost everything? Yeah. I have children … I know inside me what she did was wrong, completely wrong,” Kious said.

The former salon owner added that despite the House Speaker’s claims, setting Pelosi up was never her intention, as she was traveling when she saw the footage. (RELATED: Pelosi Calls Newsom ‘A Great Governor,’ Says Recall Election Is ‘Not Good For Children Or Other Living Things’)

Cosmetologist Jonathan DiNardo, who opened the shop specifically for Pelosi’s appointment, however, claimed at the time of the controversy that Kious had allowed him to do so, accusing her of “furthering a set up” of Pelosi.

Kious then appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” where she said she was shutting down her business due to the severe backlash she had received over releasing the footage.

“I’m actually done in San Francisco and closing my doors, unfortunately,” she told the host and Daily Caller co-founder, Tucker Carlson.