Mike Pence Says He 'Wasn't Offended' by 'Hamilton' Cast's Statement to Him

He also said Mitt Romney is under active consideration for secretary of state.

ByINES DE LA CUETARA and MICHAEL HAYDEN
November 20, 2016, 11:06 AM

— -- Vice President-elect Mike Pence in his first interview since the election told "Fox News Sunday" today that he "really enjoyed" watching the blockbuster musical "Hamilton" on Friday night.

He also said that former GOP presidential nominee and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is under active consideration for possible nomination as secretary of state.

On the controversy surrounding his attendance at "Hamilton," where a star of the cast addressed Pence from the stage after the performance, the vice president-elect said: "I really enjoyed watching Hamilton. It was a real joy to be there. I heard a few boos. I wasn't offended by what was said.”

President-elect Trump in contrast has slammed the cast and producers of "Hamilton," and called for them to apologize to Pence "for their terrible behavior."

Pence on Friday night was met with a mix of boos and cheers as he entered the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City to attend the evening performance of "Hamilton," according to video from the performance.

At the end of the performance, one of the stars of the show, Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, took to the stage and addressed the vice president-elect, "We hope you will hear us out."

Pence was on his way out of the auditorium as Dixon spoke. But a representative for "Hamilton" told The Associated Press that Pence stood in the hallway outside and heard the full remarks.

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