Fiery 'You're All Hypocrites!': Judge Jeanine Tears Into 'Hamilton' Cast
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.
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.
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The treatment of Vice President-elect Mike Pence last night in New York City - where he was booed on the way into the play "Hamilton" and lectured from the stage on his way out - was both 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 by those who take it upon themselves to use what was supposed to be a night of art and recreation and appreciation for our American history as a political bully pulpit to chide the incoming vice president.
Take a listen.
You're kidding, right?
You're alarmed he's not gonna protect us; our children, our parents, our planet, our values, who's left - al Qaeda? Of course he's going to protect us, our parents, our children, our planet, and defend us. Why didn't you ask Hillary Clinton, part of the disastrous Obama administration that put so many Americans at risk when they were in charge, that when she attended? No, you let her enjoy the show. Or Bernie Sanders? You even gave him a standing ovation.
The vice president -- from a family of veterans -- whose son is in the military himself.
Someone elected to serve in the House of Representatives for 12 years, elected the governor of a state, and now the vice president-elect of the United States. One, I might add, without a hint of scandal. This man is well aware of his obligation and deserves nothing but our respect and acceptance.
Especially when he chooses to come to your play about American history for his first real moment of relaxation with his family after a grueling campaign where he fought not only the Democrats, but the media, the pollsters, the talking geniuses, the establishment, the White House, and even Jay Z.
You had your week to cry your eyes out and have your temper tantrum. You holier-than-thou liberals in this country have to start looking in the mirror. 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! You think that you and people who think like you are the only ones who deserve respect?
Let me tell you something. This guy won fair and square in spite of the rigged system that you think is so democratic. Your party, your candidate was rejected and you lost. Now you cry babies want to rethink the Electoral College. You're Hamiltonians. You're students of American history. Why not hip hop about the Electoral College? Or is that the part of the Constitution that you just want to ignore. It's called Article 2 of the United States Constitution. You want to dance about Hamilton. Why not dance around that? Not part of your agenda?
Everyday Americans, forgotten Americans, most of whom can't afford tickets to your play, and may not have even heard of it, got up and voted - even though they were told it wouldn't matter - because they were fed up. Against your policies. Because you spend too much, you regulate too much, and your party's nominees are corrupt. You and your bloated federal government and your global fantasies about bringing in the rest of the world and you don't give a damn who's paying for it. The middle class and low income classes have had enough. And they didn't just reject your presidential candidate, they rejected your Senate, your House and your governorships.
Get used to it!
I've got news for you. You don't lecture this man. You may know a little about hip hop and dancing around on a stage. I majored in American history, saw the play "Hamilton" and I loved it. But you just took the fun, the enjoyment and the memory of that play right out of me. Which might explain why the number one hashtag that's trending right now is #boycottHamilton.