Pelosi says: ‘Not wearing a mask is selfish act!’ – WHOOPS!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got herself into some trouble with a doozie of a mistake, really little league player stuff (our apologies for the sports analogy, no longer permitted by MSM). She was caught on film at a hair salon in her district that under then-mandates, wasn’t allowed to be open at all. And on top of it, she wasn’t wearing a mask.

In true Marie Antoinette style, she was there to have a ‘blowout’, which is essentially just having your hair washed and dried. It is something most of us do at home, but if you are a woman of means (like Nancy with $120M in the bank and a salary of $223,000 per year), you can have someone do it for you. It also means this probably isn’t the first time during lockdown she has been to the salon.

The real issue is not that she violated the mandate. If you decide to run a stop sign intentionally because you don’t think it’s needed or even if you just don’t care, that’s breaking the law, punishable. However if you had spent the previous 4 month extolling the virtues and importance of the stop sign and chastised other people who run the stop sign on the grounds that it’s morally wrong (like she has done about masks) then you are violating much more than a law. The move to violate a mandate that she has excoriated others for breaking and chastised others for not encouraging, shows a complete and utter lack of integrity. She has broken a law of morality. Those who are immoral should not hold public office, ever.

After she got caught she was on the news, armed with her ever-present moral narcissism, and still extolling the virtues of mask wearing. Following that, she gave a public non-apology, saying “I take responsibility for trusting the word of a neighborhood salon that I’ve been going to over the years many times. As it turns out, it was a setup, so I take responsibility for falling for a setup.” That’s not an apology. It not an admission of any wrongdoing whatsoever. Pelosi continues to speak from a morally narcissistic position where she accuses the rest of us, of not just being wrong but being morally wrong. Turns out, she’s the one who is immoral.

Christine Pelosi (Speaker Pelosi’s daughter) paid an attorney to send a letter to the salon owner, on behalf of the hair stylist, attacking the owner. The owner has been getting hate mail since the incident and has set up a GoFundMe page so that she can relocate her business. Pelosi’s condemnation of the salon owner saying, “the salon owes ME an apology” is tantamount to inciting violence.

Prior to all this however, Nancy said some things that make the blowout seem even more hypocritical. Here below are our 9 favorite quotes from Pelosi over the last few months about mask wearing. Happy reading:

Remarks at Press Event on Day of Action For The Children
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: I always have a mask.  I always have a mask, for me, for the people I’m encountering, but for my family as well.  But I don’t wear it when I’m getting my hair washed and that picture is when I just came out of the bowl, getting my hair wet

(Update September 6, 2020: One of our writers just went to the salon yesterday [in a state which allows salon visits]. Masks were mandatory. Salon techs experienced no difficulty with hair washing, cut, color for all clients wearing masks.)

Pelosi Statement on Phone Call with Secretary Mnuchin
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: The White House has also demonstrated a defiance of science in its attitude toward … social distancing and mask-wearing

Pelosi Interview on CNN’s Newsroom with Brianna Keilar
JUNE 17, 2020
For the Vice President of the United States to talk about – to go visiting places without a mask is a bad example to the public.

Pelosi Interview on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer
JUNE 4, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: …if you decide not to wear a mask, you’re insulting anyone with whom you come in contact.  … you could be bringing home something to your family.  The mask is essential, is essential.

Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe
JUNE 3, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: Wearing masks has a purpose and when people ignore that, we can bring terrible things home to our children or to our seniors. …it’s very dangerous. 

Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports
MAY 28, 2020
You don’t wear a mask, you’re being very selfish. 

Pelosi Remarks at Press Event Highlighting The Heroes Act’s Democracy-Saving Voting Provisions on Anniversary of House Passage of the 19th Amendment
MAY 21, 2020
Speaker Pelosi:  The mask is to protect other people. 
[The President and the Vice President] should set an example. 

Pelosi Interview on GRAY TV’s Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren
MAY 10, 2020
Speaker Pelosi: [Wearing a mask is] not to protect ourselves; it’s to protect others.  Actually, when people don’t [wear a mask, it] an act of selfishness, ‘I don’t care what I might spew on you because I’m invincible myself.’ 

Pelosi Interview on C-SPAN’s Prime Time WASHINGTON Journal with Steve Scully
MAY 8, 2020 
Steve Scully: Are you making a fashion statement?  [referring to color coordinated masks]

Speaker Pelosi: …my colleague, Chellie Pingree sent me one from Maine.  It has lobsters all over it.  Donna Lewis’ store in Virginia, they sent me this one and a few others.  But again, people – it’s a distraction.  People, you know, enjoy sharing something that they may have done that could be useful and maybe they will see it on TV. 


Below are way more quotes than you probably want to read, (just a sampling of what we found online today), but we are including them in case you just can’t get enough of hypocritical Nancy:

Remarks at Press Event on Day of Action For The Children
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 
Q:  Speaker Pelosi, on the topic of science and measures against COVID, wearing masks, I do have to ask you, your office released a statement saying that you were wearing a mask –

Speaker Pelosi.  I was.

Q:  – while you were in the salon.  But the short video clip that was released shows what looks like the fact that you’re not wearing a mask.

Speaker Pelosi.  No, I just had my hair washed.  I don’t wear a mask when I’m washing my hair.  Do you wear a mask when you’re washing your hair? 

Q:  I haven’t gotten my hair –

Speaker Pelosi: I always have a mask.  I always have a mask, for me, for the people I’m encountering, but for my family as well.  But I don’t wear it when I’m getting my hair washed and that picture is when I just came out of the bowl, getting my hair wet. 

Pelosi Statement on Phone Call with Secretary Mnuchin
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: The White House has also demonstrated a defiance of science in its attitude toward approval of vaccines and its contempt for scientific recommendations on social distancing and mask-wearing in order to open up our economy and our schools safely.

Pelosi Statement on Six Million Coronavirus Cases
AUGUST 31, 2020
Speaker Pelosi: The President made a statement of his contempt for science when he invited 1,500 people to sit in close proximity without distancing and masks on the White House lawn last week.  This was a bad example for the rest of country that was made in defiance of science.  Lives are being lost, and the American people need real leadership, based in evidence and the facts, to defeat this vicious virus.

Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today
AUGUST 22, 2020
Speaker Pelosi: You see the statements that are being made, that if we wear masks, if 95 percent instead of 55 percent of people wore masks, the lives that could be saved going forward.  Well, why don’t we also learn from what has happened in the past? 

Pelosi Interview on NPR’s All Things Considered with Ari Shapiro and Susan Davis
JUNE 26, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: And that, again, is another, President saying, ‘this is a hoax,’ that ‘it’s magically going to disappear,’ and not wearing a mask himself is an example to the country.  How cowardly is that?  

So, yes.  I totally agree with Joe Biden.  As long as we are dealing with this crisis, masks should be mandatory.  It’s not about protecting yourself.  It’s about protecting others. 

Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace
JUNE 16, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: Well, I have three words to say to the President on that: science, science and science.  Science did not gather people in large numbers in close proximity without masks.  It’s a dangerous thing at the time of a pandemic. 

Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today
JUNE 11, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: And that’s, sadly, in terms of people wanting to get out and not doing so with a mask – real men wear masks, we always say.  Without their masks, without their social distancing – if you’re going to insist on leaving shelter-in-place, do so safely: masks, distancing.

Pelosi Interview on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer
JUNE 4, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: Real men wear masks.  And these masks are essentially important.  And, if you decide not to wear a mask, you’re insulting anyone with whom you come in contact.  If you were to decide not to wear a mask, you could be bringing home something to your family that might not be a welcome guest, that would be a virus.  

So, again, I didn’t mention it; it’s such common sense.  I didn’t say some other things, but you’re absolutely right, and thank you for emphasizing it.  The mask is essential, is essential.

Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe
JUNE 3, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: I am indeed concerned about that because it is true that wearing a mask and social distancing are very important to stopping the spread.  It is frightening, actually.  That’s why we’re hoping that very soon we can have the Senate take up the Heroes bill, which very much addresses the disparity in the deaths resulting from the coronavirus among people of color and that, again, people – the social distancing has a purpose and the masking having – wearing masks has a purpose and when people ignore that, we can bring terrible things home to our children or to our seniors who may be living with us, being one myself.  But it is, it’s very dangerous. 

Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports
MAY 28, 2020
Speaker Pelosi: You don’t wear a mask, you’re being very selfish.  You’re not protecting your – it’s not about how strong you think you are, it’s how unconcerned you are about what you might spread to someone else. 

Press Conference Highlighting the Administration’s Failures on Testing and House Democrats’ Strong Testing Plan in The Heroes Act
MAY 27, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: I don’t think the President has handled it well.  I don’t even think he gives good example by wearing a mask for heaven’s sake, not to protect him if he feels invulnerable, but to protect others.  That’s why we wear masks. 

Pelosi Remarks at Press Event Highlighting The Heroes Act’s Democracy-Saving Voting Provisions on Anniversary of House Passage of the 19th Amendment
MAY 21, 2020
Speaker Pelosi: I will just say people have to be very careful.  They should wear masks.  These people who don’t wear masks, the mask is not to protect you.  The mask is to protect other people.  So when you don’t wear the mask, what are you saying?  I don’t care about you, but I hope you are wearing a mask and care about me.  The masks are very, very important.  Spacing, very important. 

It does matter, and that is why I would hope that the President and the Vice President would wear a mask. They don’t wear a mask, why not?  Other people should, so they should set an example. 

Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
MAY 21, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi: Well, I always pray for our President and Vice President and their families, for their safety, for our country.  But I am also concerned about the example that is not being set for the rest of the country and I’m concerned about those lives because, while the President and the Vice President may consider it not in their interest to wear a mask, they have doctors around them all the time who can tend to their needs at any given moment, but most of the American people, who might follow their lead, do not have that same opportunity. 

So, my concern is about the American people and the poor example the President and the Vice President are setting.

Pelosi Interview on GRAY TV’s Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren
MAY 10, 2020
Speaker Pelosi: In terms of the masks, that’s really a courtesy.  It’s not to protect ourselves; it’s to protect others.  You know, whatever, you know, there are people who have no symptoms or are asymptomatic, and yet – so, just to be on the safe side, people should wear a mask.  Actually, when people don’t, it’s really, in some ways, maybe it was inconvenient for them, but as a decision not to wear a mask is really an act of selfishness, ‘I don’t care what I might spew on you because I’m invincible myself.’ 

Pelosi Interview on C-SPAN’s Prime Time WASHINGTON Journal with Steve Scully
MAY 8, 2020 
Steve Scully: Madam Speaker, one final point, because social media has been commenting on your face mask, which also serves as a scarf.  Are you making a fashion statement? 

Speaker Pelosi: Well, I don’t know.  People are sending me these – is a mask.  From all over the country  I’m getting these masks.  And it is – my colleague, Chellie Pingree sent me one from Maine.  It has lobsters all over it.  Donna Lewis’ store in Virginia, they sent me this one and a few others.  But again, people – it’s a distraction.  People, you know, enjoy sharing something that they may have done that could be useful and maybe they will see it on TV. 

But in any case, I am a big believer in wearing a mask and not sharing any, shall we say, air unnecessarily accept to talk with you.  That’s why I took the mask down. 

Pelosi Interview on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports
MAY 6, 2020 
Speaker Pelosi.  The President, it’s a vanity thing, I guess, with him.  I don’t know why he would be vain, but anyways, it’s a vanity thing.  You would think as the President of the United States you would have the confidence to honor the guidance that you are giving others in the country.  Yes, he should have worn a face mask. 

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