Pence’s Response to the Crowd’s Boos and Cheers: 'This is What Freedom Sounds Like'

Debbie McDaniel | Contributor to ChristianHeadlines.com | Monday, November 21, 2016
Pence’s Response to the Crowd’s Boos and Cheers: 'This is What Freedom Sounds Like'

Pence’s Response to the Crowd’s Boos and Cheers: 'This is What Freedom Sounds Like'


Vice President-elect Mike Pence says that he doesn’t want an apology from the cast of "Hamilton," and the boos and cheers from the audience, “is what freedom sounds like.”

On Friday night, Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended the hit Broadway show Hamilton, and was met with both boos and cheers from the crowd. But his reaction to the audience and to actor Brandon Dixon’s statement after the show is what is drawing so much attention.

Pence says that he doesn’t want an apology from the cast of “Hamilton,” and that he, his daughter, and her cousins, “enjoyed the show.”

In a Fox news interview on Sunday, he shared his response to the crowd’s boos and cheers: “I nudged my kids and reminded them, that’s what freedom sounds like.”

Actor Brandon Dixon, who, ironically, portrays Vice President Aaron Burr, delivered the statement on behalf of the entire cast, saying, ““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.  We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us. All of us.”

Pence stated in the interview that he understands there is a lot of anxiety in our nation right now and wants to, “reassure Americans that President-elect Donald Trump will be fulfilling the promise he made in his victory speech to create a government that is for all people of the United States.”

Trump fired back at the cast by tweeting on Saturday, “Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing. This should not happen!” 

On Sunday, he tweeted, “The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior.”

Adding also, “The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”

Karl Rove writes in his report, “It is a measure of Mike Pence’s basic decency that after being booed by a few self-righteous New Yorkers in the audience, who probably don’t know anyone who voted for Trump except maybe their doorman, that Mr. Pence stayed, patiently listened to Mr. Dixon’s supercilious lecture, and then gently took his leave.”

 

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Publication date: November 21, 2016