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Drag queen makes unexpected appearance at Trump impeachment hearings

The first day of President Trump’s impeachment hearings were bound to be eventful, but no one expected drag queen Pissi Myles to show up on Capitol Hill.

Myles is an award-winning New Jersey drag performer, comedy producer and winner of Philly Drag Wars, according to her website. She regularly performs in the NYC area, but on Wednesday she took over Washington in a red dress, matching high heels and a huge blond wig. 

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

Myles was first spotted by reporters who posted about her arrival on Twitter. 



The head-turning drag performer isn't just at the impeachment hearings to watch. She will be streaming from the hearings live for a startup app called Happs

Myles's husband told NBC News she was scouted by the app to "deliver the news in a fun way."