South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has invited the salon owner smeared by Nancy Pelosi to open up shop in her state.
According to Town Hall:
In her interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson this week, Erica Kious was adamant that she did not “set up” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when the Democrat was caught on camera getting a hair blowout in her salon, ESalonSF, which has been shut down for months due to the coronavirus. Speaker Pelosi claimed innocence in a recent statement, insisting that the salon fooled her. She demanded an apology, but Kious said it’s not coming.
Pelosi’s aide, Kious explained, had called a stylist and made the appointment and the appointment was already booked, so there is “no way” she could have set that up.
Asked by Carlson if she thinks she’ll stay in San Francisco, where she’s been for 12 years, Kious said she doubts it. And it pains her because she thought this was her community. But ever since the Pelosi controversy, her Yelp page has been inundated with bad reviews, and she’s received hateful threats, including one that warned her they’d burn her salon down.
Gov. Kristi Noem, who watched Kious’s interview, took sympathy on her situation and said that South Dakota would welcome her with open arms.
My heart goes out to Erika. As a former female small business owner, I can only imagine how crushing these last few months have been. And now THIS!?
Erika, if you want to run your salon in a state that respects Freedom and won't shut you down, then South Dakota is open for you. https://t.co/la6CD5LScC
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 3, 2020
It remains unknown whether Kious will accept Noem’s offer.