You Didn’t Hallucinate It, There Was A Drag Queen At Trump’s Impeachment Hearing

The House of Representatives held its first public impeachment hearing today with attendees including diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent who were present to provide testimony about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

But those who were following along may have noticed one attendee who stood out more than the rest, a drag queen clad in a shining red dress and enormous wig who was filmed entering the Longworth House Office Building to attend the hearing.


According to NBC News the mysterious stranger is a mystery no longer and has been identified as Pissi Myles, an award-winning drag queen and performer from Asbury Park, New Jersey.

As 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.”

If a number of awe-struck tweets are any guide Myles quickly stole the show in the halls of power.

The serious (and hours-long) nature of these hearings can result in a fairly dry affair, no matter how dire the subject matter, so the presence of entertainers is always appreciated.

Myles joins the ranks of other notable attendees in hearings past, such as when Alyssa Milano appeared prominently in the background of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, a cameo immortalized by SNL.