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'Better than Nancy's salon!' Mitt Romney takes a dig at Pelosi as he gets his wife cuts his hair at home ahead of return to Senate - after the House Speaker was ridiculed for not wearing a mask at the hairdressers

Senator Mitt Romney took a dig at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday as he got a haircut ahead of the Senate's return from its August recess. 
'Getting cleaned up for resumption of the Senate. Better salon than Pelosi's!' Romney tweeted, referring to Pelosi's recent visit to a hair salon that was closed due to local coronavirus restrictions. 
Romney shared the tweet with an image of his wife cutting his hair at their Utah home.  
Pelosi became the target of widespread ridicule last week after video of her not wearing a mask inside eSalon SF on August 31 was leaked to Fox News.
The California congresswoman's stylist defended her by suggesting that the owner of eSalon, Erica Kious, had deliberately set Pelosi up and had authorized the controversial hair appointment. 
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Senator Mitt Romney took a dig at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday as he got a haircut ahead of the Senate's return from its August recess
Senator Mitt Romney took a dig at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday as he got a haircut ahead of the Senate's return from its August recess
'Getting cleaned up for resumption of the Senate. Better salon than Pelosi's!' Romney tweeted, referring to Pelosi's recent visit to a hair salon that was closed due to local coronavirus restrictions. Romney shared the tweet with an image of his wife cutting his hair at their home
'Getting cleaned up for resumption of the Senate. Better salon than Pelosi's!' Romney tweeted, referring to Pelosi's recent visit to a hair salon that was closed due to local coronavirus restrictions. Romney shared the tweet with an image of his wife cutting his hair at their home
Pelosi became the target of widespread ridicule last week after video of her not wearing a mask inside eSalon SF on August 31 was leaked to Fox News. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany played the video during a press briefing and branded Pelosi a hypocrite
Pelosi became the target of widespread ridicule last week after video of her not wearing a mask inside eSalon SF on August 31 was leaked to Fox News. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany played the video during a press briefing and branded Pelosi a hypocrite
But Kious denied that claim, telling Fox News last Wednesday: '[Pelosi] had called the stylist, or her assistant did, and had made the appointment so the appointment was already booked so there was no way I could have set that up.
'And I've had a camera system in there for five years, I mean 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.'  
'Not only did I not set her up, her assertion that she is a victim and set up is totally false and outrageous.' 

Kious said she has received death threats in the wake of exposing Pelosi's trip and claimed her business was 'done'.  
The day after Kious' interview, fellow enraged citizens flocked to Pelosi's home to condemn decision to visit a salon without a mask whilst publicly insisting that California businesses remain closed and calling for a federal face covering mandate. 
'What she has done is a slap in the face of not just a salon owner, but every woman, every man, every person who's unemployed in the state of California, who lost their jobs and their livelihoods, many of whom are my friends,' one protester told KRON.
San Francisco salon visit was a 'setup' says Pelosi
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Protesters gathered outside Pelosi's home on Thursday after she sparked outrage by visiting a San Francisco salon that was shuttered due to coronavirus
Protesters gathered outside Pelosi's home on Thursday after she sparked outrage by visiting a San Francisco salon that was shuttered due to coronavirus
The women decorated a tree outside Pelosi's home with hairdryers and an American flag
The women decorated a tree outside Pelosi's home with hairdryers and an American flag
Video obtained by NewsNation showed the protesters hanging an American flag on a tree outside Pelosi's house, alongside hair dryers and curlers. 
President Donald Trump also weighed in on Pelosi's salon visit. Trump said on Saturday that Pelosi showed poor judgment and naivety by falling for the salon owner's trick.   
'Nancy Pelosi said she got "set up" by the owner (a very good one) of a beauty parlor,' he tweeted. 
'If so, how will she do in negotiations against President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, or Kim Jong Un of North Korea. 
Pelosi's salon incident comes as lawmakers prepare to return from their August recess.
Talks between top Democrats and the Trump administration broke off last month and remain off track, with the bipartisan unity that drove almost $3trillion in COVID-19 rescue legislation into law this spring replaced by toxic partisanship and a return to Washington dysfunction.
Expectations in July and August that a fifth bipartisan pandemic response bill would eventually be birthed despite increased obstacles has been replaced by genuine pessimism. 
Recent COVID-related conversations among key players have led to nothing.
Democrats seem secure in their political position, with Trump and several Senate GOP incumbents lagging in the polls. 
Trump is seeking to sideline the pandemic as a campaign issue, and Republicans aren't interested in a deal on Democratic terms - even as needs like school aid enjoy widespread support.
The president said Monday that Democrats 'don't want to make a deal because they think that if the country does as badly as possible ... that's good for the Democrats'.
Donald Trump on Saturday resumed his mockery of the House Speaker for her haircut
Donald Trump on Saturday resumed his mockery of the House Speaker for her haircut
The eSalon in San Francisco where the speaker had her hair washed and blown dry
The eSalon in San Francisco where the speaker had her hair washed and blown dry
'I am taking the high road,' he told reporters at the White House. 'I'm taking the high road by not seeing them.'
All of this imperils the chances for another round of $1,200 direct payments delivered under Trump's name, the restoration of more generous unemployment benefits to those who've lost their jobs because of the pandemic, updates to a popular business subsidy program, and money to help schools reopen and states and local governments avoid layoffs.
'I personally would like to see one more rescue package, but I must tell you the environment in Washington right now is exceedingly partisan because of the proximity to the election,' said GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at an appearance in Kentucky last week. 
'We've been in discussion now for the last month or so with no results so far. So I can't promise one final package.'
McConnell had been a force for a deal but does not appear eager to force a vote that exposes division in his ranks.
The relationship between Pelosi and her preferred negotiating partner, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, is civil but isn't generating much in the way of results, other than a promise to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month by keeping a government-wide temporary spending bill free of controversy. 
That measure is likely to keep the government running into December. It's likely to contain a bunch of lower-profile steps, such as an extension of the federal flood insurance program and a temporary reauthorization of spending from the highway trust fund.
But if talks continue to falter, there's little to keep lawmakers in Washington long, particularly with the election fast approaching.
The Senate returns on Tuesday to resume its diet of judicial and administration nominations. 
The House doesn't come back until September 14 for a schedule laden with lower-profile measures such as clean energy legislation and a bill to decriminalize marijuana. 
Some Democrats are expected to continue to take advantage of remote voting and may not return to Washington at all.

1 comment:

  1. pelosi doesn't have to wear a mask at the salon and romney's hairstylist doesn't have to wear a mask at the romney's home.

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