Broadway’s “Hamilton” cast delivered a message Friday night to special guest Vice President-elect Pence as he walked out of the theater, possibly knowing that the cast was about to put him on the spot.
From Washington Examiner
“We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you would hear us out. … Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical,” said cast member Brandon Dixon. “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 or uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
The cast’s message was met with cheers from the audience. It’s unclear whether Pence was in the auditorium for the statement or if he had already left.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence was met with boos and some cheers on Friday night when he took a break from White House transition business to see the Broadway musical “Hamilton” in New York City.
Pence’s motorcade rolled up in front of the theater, where Secret Service ushered the outgoing Indiana governor into the venue. Inside the auditorium, guests snapped photos of the Indiana governor and posted them to social media. But there were reports that some booed Pence as he was shown to his seat.
Pence has been in New York most of the week, leading President-elect Trump’s transition team and attending meetings at Trump Tower.
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