Vice President Pence says he's urging "The View" co-host Joy Behar to apologize to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" for recent remarks she made about him in which she said that if you hear Jesus talking to you, it's a sign of mental illness.
On an episode of "The View" last month, Ms. Behar agreed with co-host Sunny Hostin's discomfort with "my vice president, um - speaking in tongues and having Jesus speak to him".
"When you talk to God, it's prayer".
Tuesday at the opening of "The View" Behar apologized for her comments mocking the idea that the vice president heard the voice of Jesus during the February 13 episode. "Specifically, do you think, like Mrs. Hostin and Mrs. Behar, that the Christian faith is akin to a unsafe mental illness?"
"To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong", Pence told C-SPAN.
On Tuesday's edition of "The View", Behar publicly apologized, noting that the vice-president had encouraged her to do so. "She made a call to him and apologized, which I thought was absolutely appropriate".
"So I think Vice President Pence is right", Behar said. He said at a meeting with investors, "Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly". I don't mean to offend people but apparently I keep doing it.
The Disney CEO also told the shareholders that he was happy to learn that Behar finally apologized because he said that he "takes exception" to her statement.
Watch Behar's apology in the video above. While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public.
Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.
"You and I know that criticism comes with public life", Pence explained to Hannity.
McCain added that she has sometimes felt that "liberals say, "We need to be tolerant of everyone" except prolifers, except Trump supporters, except gun owners, except for everyone in the red in the middle of the country".