In her opening statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro tore into the “Hamilton” cast for their “inappropriate and disgusting” comments toward Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the hit Broadway show, Fox News Insider reported.
Pence was also booed by the crowd Friday night as he entered the theater with his family in what Judge Pirro called “outrageous and embarrassing.”
“What happened in that theater – one block from here – was out and out reverse racism, and tee’d up hate for a man who has done nothing to deserve this inappropriate and disgusting behavior,” she said on “Justice.”
Pirro said Pence was trying to enjoy some time with his family after the grueling campaign and post-election transition work, but instead his presence was used “as a political bully pulpit.”
She noted that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders attended the show in the past without issue.
“Last night violates everything you say you stand for. That big tent, inclusive broad-minded acceptance of everyone, even people who don’t look or act like you. What happened to your old ‘love trumps hate’ line? You’re all damn hypocrites!” she said.
Pirro said Pence and President-elect Donald Trump won an election fair and square because “forgotten Americans, most of whom can’t afford tickets to your play, and may not have even heard of it, got up and voted” against the Democrats’ policies.
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Pence said it was a”great, great show,” and a “real joy to be there.”
Pence said he was not offended when he was booed by members of the audience while attending the musical “Hamilton” on Friday.
“When we arrived we heard a few boos, we heard some cheers. I nudged my kids and said, ‘That’s what freedom sounds like,'” Pence said.
During Sunday’s interview, the vice president-elect appeared to slightly criticize the statement, but emphasized he “wasn’t offended” by Nixon’s statement.
“I’ll leave it to others whether it was the most appropriate venue to say it,” Pence said of Nixon’s statement. “I know this is a very disappointing time for people who did not see their candidate win in a national election. I know this is a very anxious time for some people.”