Utah lawmaker raps as House approves resolution honoring ‘Hamilton’ musical

Posted at 6:27 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 20:33:12-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A conservative state lawmaker broke out in rap, professing his love for the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, is sponsoring House Concurrent Resolution 12, which recognizes the musical “Hamilton” and its author, Lin Manuel Miranda. Ivory said it’s teaching history, and tells the story of America and the Constitutional Convention.

“My wife… she had to come into the room and tell me turn down my rap because I was keeping her mother awake,” Ivory told his colleagues on the House floor Thursday.

Ivory got support from Rep. Joel Briscoe, D-Salt Lake City, who called Alexander Hamilton a great leader. Then, Ivory rapped on the House floor.

The resolution passed unanimously and goes to the Senate.