VP Pence: Joy Behar called and apologized so I forgave her

VP Pence

VP Pence

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.

If you've missed the backstory here, this all began a few weeks ago when Joy Behar made a joke about Mike Pence being mentally ill because of his Christian faith.

During a segment on Omarosa Manigault Newman's comments about Pence and his religiosity, made while taping Celebrity Big Brother, Behar joked: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus. She called me. She was very honest, and she apologized and one of the things my faith teaches me is grace; forgive as you've been forgiven", Pence told Sean Hannity. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct". First of all, Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly.

"To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong", Pence told C-SPAN.

Pence did not appreciate Behar's remark, and used an on-stage interview with Axios a day later to criticize Behar for what he called a religious "insult". "I'd like to be light about it, but I really can't - not for my sake, but for the tens of millions of Americans who cherish their faith, I just, I can't be silent".

"What do you say to the tens of millions of Christians, and President Trump supporters, that your networks have so blatantly offended and ascribed hateful labels?" While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public.

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Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, which urged Christians to write and call ABC, said Behar's private phone apology is inadequate.

Tuesday, Behar caved and apologized live on air.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

Iger responded by saying, "I don't know where I start".

Iger told the crowd he was "glad to hear" Behar apologized because he "takes exception" to what she said.

"So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you", Hannity remarked.

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