Looks like the Impeachment hearings have a little spirit in the audience.
The Trump impeachment hearings started at 10 a.m. EST earlier today with former US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor speaking to the House Intelligence Committee.
Taylor is speaking to the House about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine. Taylor says that Trump tried to exchange U.S. aid in order to investigate Trump’s political rivals, aka Joe Biden. George Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State is also testifying today and swears to verify Taylor’s story. Kent says he saw Mike Pompeo deliver a cable to Trump that was sent by an uneasy Taylor.
“Taylor was apparently the first witness to allege that Trump was tying the release of aid money to the opening of politically advantageous investigations as part of a quid pro quo. His contemporaneous notes about his conversations with other officials, along with the now-public text chains, are crucial in rebutting Trump and his defenders as they still vigorously deny this aspect of the conspiracy. His testimony is by far the most important of the week, because bribery is a federal crime and the second item listed when the Founders wrote out the Constitution’s impeachable offenses.”
Taylor’s extensive notes and electronically recorded correspondence with officials from the UN and Ukraine could be the lynchpin in these entire Impeachment Hearings.
In addition, there are hopes that the hearing will bring Washington, D.C. back to its pre-established norms before Trump was elected. Since his election, Trump has warped the political and social environment in D.C. Outright lies, injustices, and unconstitutional acts have become accepted by politicians who should be upholding the law. Perhaps one whistleblower will inspire two more to appear. Until, eventually, Washington, D.C. snaps out of this daydream it's been deep diving into for the past three years.
But while all that seriousness is happening, there’s a bit of humor happening on Twitter (as always). While covering the Impeachment Hearings, NBC news reporter Heidi Przybyla tweeted out a picture of the hallway outside the hearing. And the picture shows a drag queen in full dress ready to participate in the audience. To caption the picture, Przybyla wrote, “Someone did ask me last night if there’s anything in DC that surprises me anymore.”
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
After doing a little digging, we were able to discover that the mystery woman of the hour is New Jersey-born and NYC/Philly celebrated drag queen Pissi Myles.
As Pissi Myles wrote on Facebook:
“Hey friends! In a surprise turn of events, I am down in Washington D.C. today with Happs, the first open-source live news network, to cover the impeachment hearings in the capital! Check us out on the app- i’ll be commenting on what’s going on, and probably causing a ruckus in day drag! Come watch!”
Instinct Magazine reports that the drag queen was approached by Happs to report on the Impeachment hearing. So it loosk like our political news just got an entertaining twist.
A drag queen sitting in on Trump’s impeachment hearing? This sounds like a perfect image of today's American. And frankly, we’re here for it.