Dr. Hill, 54, had an unusual path to academia. The daughter of a coal miner and a midwife, she had a hardscrabble childhood in northeast England — a childhood that bred toughness, her friends say.
Once, when she was 11, a boy in her class set one of her pigtails on fire while she was taking a test. She put the fire out with her hands, and finished the test.
And she confirmed it today, live in the hearings!
Sheryl Stohlberg's @nytimesworld profile of Dr. Hill is quoted by Rep. Jackie Spier. Yes, confirms Dr. Hill, it is true that a boy lit my hair on fire while I was taking a test at the age of 11, and that my response was to swat the fire out and finish taking the test.
— Lisa Goldman (@lisang) November 21, 2019
And it resulted in a BOWL HAIRCUT which still traumatizes her!
Upon questioning from Speier, Hill confirms that at 11 years old, a boy set her pigtails on fire. She put out the fire and finished her test. She said she tells the story sometimes because:
"It had some very unfortunate circumstances, my mother gave me a bowl haircut."
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) November 21, 2019
Fiona Hill Viewed Serving Trump as Risky. Now She's an Impeachment Witness. [nytimes.com, image: CSPAN]
And, watch the hearings live on CSPAN, where you can also listen to the very sincere random people calling in between testimony live time to share their very random opinions.
November 21, 2019
Impeachment Hearing with Fiona Hill and David Holmes
The House Intelligence Committee held its seventh open hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Lawmakers heard testimony from Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, and David Holmes, an aide to the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine. This is the first portion of the hearing, before the committee recessed for votes on the House floor.
The bowl haircut and pig tails on fire ?♂️
Impeachment history in the making. #ImpeachmentHearings
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) November 21, 2019
Fiona Hill's reaction to the end of Rep. Hunter's rant is pretty priceless.
Q: Is there a question for Dr. Hill?
Hunter: Mr. Holmes…
— Alexis Goldstein ?️? (@alexisgoldstein) November 21, 2019