Pissi Myles, a drag performer from Asbury Park, New Jersey, was spotted by several Capitol Hill reporters attending the first round of public hearings in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
In footage captured by CSPAN, Myles could be seen entering the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday morning to attend the hearing.
Seen entering Longworth House Office Building on #ImpeachmentDay.
— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) November 13, 2019
“It’s a crazy day in Washington!” Myles told the publication. “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,” she added.
The moment did not go unnoticed on social media.
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
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
A drag queen going through security at the impeachment hearings is seriously relatable content. pic.twitter.com/D8MGbHiROj
— Alexander Kacala (@TheFaymeReport) 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
Myles, who describes herself on her website as an award-winning performer regarded by critics as “one of the most talented queens in the North East,” was reportedly attending today’s hearing to cover it for the news app Happs.
She is reportedly expected to cover the event live on social media, according to her husband, David Ayllon.
Ayllon told NBC News that Myles was scouted for the job at his “Barracuda show on Sunday.”
“I do know they were looking for a comedian who could improv on the spot and deliver the news in a fun way,” he added.