L.A. Lifts Ban on Indoor Salon Services After Pelosi Caught Breaking the Rules

By Craig Bannister | September 2, 2020 | 4:05pm EDT
Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Two days after House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was caught breaking the San Francisco Health Department rules, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced the county will revise its coronavirus restrictions to allow indoor salon operations.

On Wednesday, Supervisor Hahn tweeted the news that salons will be able resume indoor operations at 25% capacity “under modified conditions”:

“LA County’s Health Officer Order will be updated to allow hair salons and barber shops to resume indoor operations at 25% capacity. Options for increasing capacity will be re-evaluated three weeks after Labor Day.”


“The decision allows the businesses to reopen under “modified” conditions —  including 25% customer capacity — while adhering to strict physical distancing measures such as frequent cleansing, air filtration and spacing,” The Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Pelosi had attracted national media attention by getting indoor salon service and having her hair washed despite the county’s ban, reports:

“Haircuts are allowed, but shampooing is not, according to the guidance.

“However, that didn’t stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from going to the salon in San Francisco, getting her hair washed inside, and not properly wearing a mask on Aug. 31.

“Pelosi was seen on security footage at eSalon one day before the restrictions were relaxed with wet hair and her mask pulled down, according to local Fox News affiliate KTVU.”

"Look at this. It’s magic!, Rush Limbaugh exclaimed Wednesday while reading the news on his radio program.

"I know it’s LA County, but still, it’s the California Democrat Party that’s doing this, and it’s all to take the heat off of Madam Speaker," Limbaugh speculated:

It is veritable magic. Here’s the headline: “Los Angeles County to Allow Hair Salons and Barber Shops to Reopen Indoor Operations at 25% Capacity.” You see how this works? So Pelosi, why, she’s a pioneer! Why, Pelosi is a forerunner. Pelosi is a woman of action. Why, everybody knew that it was silly to shut down these hair salons and these barbershops, and Pelosi has forced the issue.

Actually what’s happening here is that California political officials, realizing that Pelosi had stepped in it big time, decided to relax the rules and regulations the day after she stepped in it big time so that they can make it look like, “Hey, she was just a day ahead of what we had planned anyways. Nothing to see here!”

"I know it’s LA County, but still, it’s the California Democrat Party that’s doing this, and it’s all to take the heat off of Madam Speaker."

On Wednesday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern called Pelosi’s infraction “the ultimate hypocrisy,” given that everyone else in L.A. is forbidden from doing what she did, reports.

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