(Liberty Bell) – Last week, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Speaker of the House, unwittingly proved that politicians of her ilk seem to believe that the rules that apply to the little people during COVID do not apply to her.
Footage leaked of Pelosi, the nation’s top-ranking Democrat, visiting a San Francisco salon for a cut and a blowout while the poor plebs in her district had been barred from doing the same since March.
The understandably infuriated salon owner, who Pelosi later declared had set her up, called it a “slap in the face.” Salon owners across the city have been out of business for the better part of this year, but Pelosi clearly thought that the state-wide restrictions didn’t apply to her.
To turn around and blame it on the salon itself, demanding an apology, is just disgusting.
Well, now we can add San Francisco gym owners to the list of small business proprietors in Pelosi’s district who feel that elected officials aren’t subject to the same laws that they are.
Local NBC reported:
San Francisco Government Buildings Keep Gyms Open, Crush Private Gym Owners
For months, the city of San Francisco health order has prevented local gyms from opening its doors, but some city-owned gyms have been back open for months and are allowing city employees to use them, crushing private gym owners.
“It’s shocking, it’s infuriating,” said Daniele Rabkin from Crossfit Golden Gate.
She said she has done everything she can to keep her gym on Sutter Street alive.
“Even though they’re getting exposed, there are no repercussions, no ramifications? It’s shocking,” she said.
Rabkin even reached out to a couple police officers she knows in the neighborhood asking them if they needed a place to work out since their station gym was supposedly closed.
But a text exchange appeared to show they did have access to the SFPD Northern District Police Station on FIllmore Street — and police said Thursday that safety and cleaning protocols, as well as occupancy limits, have been established in department gyms.
“It just demonstrates that there seems to be some kind of a double standard between what city employees are allowed to do and what the residents of San Francisco are allowed to do,” said Dave Karraker, owner of MX3 Fitness in the Castro.
Gyms within government buildings in San Francisco have been open for months, despite privately owned establishments being ordered to close due to the coronavirus. Oh? https://t.co/oaowSO5Fmz
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) September 7, 2020