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Drag queen attends first public Trump impeachment hearing

A few wigs were snatched at Capitol Hill on Wednesday when a drag queen showed up to attend the first round of public hearings in the House’s impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

In footage captured by CSPAN, the performer, identified by NBC News at Pissi Myles of Asbury Park, N.J., could be seen entering the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday morning to attend the hearing. 

“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.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) also shared a photo of her and Myles posing together on Capitol Hill on Facebook Wednesday.

“So glad Pissi Myles and I were matching!” she wrote in the caption.

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 the hearing to cover it.

{mosads}Her husband, David Ayllon, told NBC News that she was recently hired by the news app Happs to report on the hearing. She is reportedly expected to cover the event live on social media. 

Ayllon told the publication 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.

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