A drag queen news reporter snatched wigs at the Trump impeachment hearings

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Pissi Myles, a drag queen from New Jersey, gets searched by officers in the Longworth House, an office used by the U.S. House of Representatives, while attending the Trump impeachment hearings.

Pissi Myles, a drag queen from New Jersey, gets searched by officers in the Longworth House, an office used by the U.S. House of Representatives, while attending the Trump impeachment hearings.Photo: C-SPAN screenshot

Although today is the first day of televised impeachment hearings against President Trump, a New Jersey-based drag queen named Pissi Myles is the one grabbing all the attention.

The self-proclaimed singer, comedienne, Wigstock performer and winner of Philly Drag Wars and Miss Fish NYC 2014 is in D.C. covering the Trump impeachment hearings for Happs, an independent-journalist startup app.

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Myles told NBC News, “It’s a crazy day in Washington! I’m flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today. Tensions are high, and the bar for who’s allowed in the Longworth House is very, very low.”

Myles’ husband and business partner, David Ayllon, said that recruiters from Happs approached Myles to cover the hearings after the performer’s Saturday night appearance at New York City’s Barracuda gay bar. Happs reportedly wanted a comedian who could improvise news delivery in a fun, engaging way.

Myles is getting her share of love from Twitter users, including from Honey Davenport, a drag performer from Season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Here are some of the funniest reactions from Twitter:

 

Of course, there are a few detractors, like these two serious and sober folks who seem to have forgotten that the president of our country is a former reality show host and WrestleMania 23 guest star:

The impeachment hearings are examining Trump’s alleged withholding of millions in U.S. military aid from Ukraine unless Ukrainian authorities agreed to investigate Trump’s political rival Joe Biden and his son.

The televised hearings will include questioning of Bill Taylor, acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the State Department official who oversees Ukraine policy.

So far, Republican committee members have used the hearings to push Fox News conspiracy theories, accuse the media of an anti-conservative bias, and to question whether the Bidens did anything even resembling corruption.

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