New York drag queen Pissi Myles made an unexpected appearance at the first public impeachment hearing against Donald Trump in Washington DC.
Political broadcaster C-SPAN showed footage of Pissi’s entrance to the building. A security guard could be seen checking her towering blonde wig with a metal detector.
An NBC reporter also tweeted a photo of Myles, writing, “Someone did just ask me last night if there’s anything in D.C. that surprises me anymore.”
“I did not think I would be the most interesting thing there today!” Pissi told the New York Post.
“It was a lot of fun but it was very serious… Everyone there is so serious and tensions are high and everything is very urgent.
“I actually thought it was fun that I got to make people stop in their tracks for a second and say ‘Hey, there’s a drag queen here!’”
Myles is a full-time drag performer who lives in New Jersey and performs weekly at a number of New York City gay bars.
She said she was asked to cover the impeachment hearings by a news app called Happs.
The impeachment hearings are examining Trump’s alleged withholding of millions of US military aid from Ukraine unless they agreed to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.
The proceedings are being overseen by the House Intelligence Committee, led by Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Devin Nunes.
Read some of the reactions to Pissy Myles below:
Just arrived for #ImpeachmentHearings
Someone did ask me last night if there’s anything in DC that surprises me anymore.
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) November 13, 2019
A drag queen just walked into the impeachment hearing. This is awesome already!#ImpeachTheMF
— SusanMaxwellSchmidt (@RealiTeeChick) November 13, 2019
Pissi Myles is broadcasting live from Longworth – about the impeachment hearings. “This is very important to the LGBTQ community,” she said. There have been #impeachment hearings here before but never as live and social media-fueled as these. @CBCTheNational pic.twitter.com/PAQzpg1dLZ
— Sylvia Thomson (@thomsoncbc) November 13, 2019
good morning to literally none of you except the drag queen who’s at the capitol to watch today’s impeachment hearing
— danny nett (@dannynett) November 13, 2019
What a freaking Icon. For all of you queens in a position of power who aren’t worried about anything else other than what joke you are going to tell, wig you are going to wear or… https://t.co/V61eLcGqjG
— Honey Davenport Official (@Honey_Davenport) November 13, 2019
— CJ Maxwell (@CrazybiChris) November 13, 2019
Who wore it better? The drag queen currently waiting in line to see the impeachment hearing, or Rudy Giuliani? pic.twitter.com/5vPkmtsUBw
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 13, 2019
A drag queen going through security at the impeachment hearings is seriously relatable content. pic.twitter.com/D8MGbHiROj
— Alexander Kacala (@TheFaymeReport) November 13, 2019
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