- Bill Taylor, the acting US ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, are participating in public impeachment hearings on Wednesday.
- Members of the public were also invited to attend the hearings.
- One of those attendees was a drag queen in a striking red dress. Her name is Pissi Myles, and she’s made quite an impression.
- Follow along here for live updates on the Trump impeachment hearings.
Public impeachment hearings kicked off on Wednesday with testimony from Bill Taylor, the acting US ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.
The proceedings are being overseen by the House Intelligence Committee, led by Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and Republican Rep. Devin Nunes. But they may well have been overshadowed by a member of the public attending the hearings: a 7-foot drag queen wearing a red vinyl dress.
She’s been identified as Pissi Myles, a New York drag queen who,according to her bio, was dubbed “the title-holder of Miss Fish NYC 2014, a pageant to find the ‘fishiest’ queen in NYC.” In 2017, she wrote and produced a parody video of “The Babadook” called “Babashook” about the Babadook being a gay icon, and she’s been featured on RuPaul and Michelle Visage’s podcast, “RuPaul: What’s the Tee?”
Apparently, she’s also highly engaged in politics. On Wednesday she was seen going through security and wandering through the halls of Congress, making quite an impression.
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
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
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) November 13, 2019
They say nothing surprises in Washington anymore, but that certainly wasn’t the case on Wednesday.
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