The cast of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” decided to lecture Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he was leaving the theater Friday evening in New York City.
As the play ended, the actor who played Vice President Aaron Burr, Brandon Victor Dixon, acknowledged that Mr. Pence was in the audience, thanked him for attending and added, “We hope you will hear us out.”
Dixon continued, “We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” he said. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
While there were strong responses to the “Hamilton” cast’s surprising statement to Mr. Pence (mostly of disgust), Pence’s own response was that of total class:
Mike Pence told Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Sunday:
“First off, my daughter and I and her cousins really enjoyed the show. Hamilton is just an incredible production with incredibly talented people. It was a real joy to be there. When we arrived, we heard a few boos and a few cheers and I nudged my kids and reminded them “that’s what freedom sounds like.” He continued, “But at the end I did hear what was said from the stage and I can tell that I wasn’t offended by what was said.”