White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday played footage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting a shuttered San Francisco salon on loop, saying the House speaker should "apologize" to Americans.
"Nancy Pelosi was not in the halls of Congress when I asked where she was, she was not working in good faith to make a deal for the American people," McEnany said during a White House briefing. "Nope, Nancy Pelosi was found in San Francisco, at a hair salon, where she was indoors, even though salons in California are only open for outdoor service."
Salons in San Francisco, which have been closed since March, could reopen only for outdoor services on September 1.
"Apparently, the rules do not apply to Speaker Nancy Pelosi; she wants small businesses to stay shut down, but only reopened for her convenience" McEnany continued. "Do as I say, not as I do, says Nancy Pelosi."
On Wednesday, Pelosi defended her actions by claiming she was "set up."
"I take responsibility for trusting the word of the neighborhood salon that I have been to many times. When they said they could accommodate people one at a time, and we can set up that time, I trusted that," Pelosi said. "As it turns out, it was a setup. So I take responsibility for falling for a setup."
Pelosi said the salon owner, Erica Kious, "owes me an apology."
The House speaker also downplayed the fact she was not wearing a mask while in the salon.
"I just had my hair washed. I don't wear my mask when I'm washing my hair," she said. "Do you wear one when you wash your hair?"