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.
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:
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
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
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
— CJ Maxwell (@CrazybiChris) November 13, 2019
🚨🚨🚨There. Is. A. Drag. Queen. At. The. Impeachment. Hearings.🚨🚨🚨
Obligatory "Boots the house down for your nerves, mawma, werk! *tongue pop*" https://t.co/R5O4nHFFdY
— Ben Harrell🌐🏳️🌈 (@elben) 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
There is a drag queen at the US Capitol today reporting on the impeachment proceedings. The most 2019 photo ever! Love it!!! pic.twitter.com/JWcroeBYhY
— Jacked Up Jeremy Bagley (@jackedupjeremy) November 13, 2019
Holy shit! Gimme a live feed of her eating popcorn, please! Death drop, henny. Death! Drop! https://t.co/aLFjGoSKOu
— Joseph Darius Jaafari (@JosephJaafari) November 13, 2019
How dare they call Barbara Bush a drag queen?! https://t.co/3FtV0dydnt
— LoganLowreyRasmussen (@loganjlr1994) 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
Just let drag queens run the entire world already https://t.co/ECG9U6jHZM
— Tess Barker (@TesstifyBarker) November 13, 2019
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:
In 1787, Benjamin Franklin told his fellow citizens that their new country would be a Republic, if they could keep it.
In doing so, he challenged future generations to govern with sober, serious minds and engage in earnest civic dialogue.
This ain’t it.https://t.co/Nc48dJI4z4
— Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) November 13, 2019
Oh dear lord this country is going straight down the shit shoot https://t.co/bT51PcTgnX
— Tracy Cook (@TracyP69_) November 13, 2019
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.