“The View” co-host Joy Behar apologized Tuesday for making disparaging feedback about Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian religion.
The on-air apology stemmed from a Feb. 13 dialog on “The View” all the way through which Behar mused that Pence will have to have a “mental illness” if he believes Jesus talks to him.
After an uproar from conservative audience of the ABC display, Behar referred to as Pence to for my part and privately make an apology, The Washington Post reported. But Pence, who has referred to as himself a “born-again, evangelical Catholic,” advised Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday that he believes Behar must additionally make an apology publicly to “tens of tens of millions of Americans, who had been similarly indignant by means of what used to be mentioned.”
“I think Vice President Pence is right,” Behar mentioned at the display Tuesday, talking at once to the digital camera. “I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith, and I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said.”
A clip of Behar’s apology used to be posted one at a time to the YouTube web page of “The View.”
The Feb. 13 dialog started as a dialogue about former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and her ideas about whether or not Pence would make a greater president than Donald Trump.
“I’m Christian. I love Jesus,” Manigault Newman mentioned in a clip performed from “Celebrity Big Brother.” “But [Pence] thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I’m like, ‘Jesus ain’t saying that.’”
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus,” Behar mentioned within the resulting dialogue. “It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices.”
Co-hosts Megan McCain and Sherri Shepherd driven again, pronouncing they consider Jesus additionally talks to them.
Later on in the similar dialog, Behar defended Pence, pronouncing that she concept he can be a greater president than Trump.
“I don’t think he’s mentally ill, even though he’s hearing voices,” Behar mentioned.
Pence went at the offensive after Behar’s feedback, claiming on C-SPAN that they had been an insult to “the vast majority of the American people who like me cherish their faith.” He mentioned it demonstrated how “out of touch” the mainstream media is ready faith.
According to The Washington Post, ABC gained no less than 40,000 protest telephone calls about “The View” section by means of the tip of final Friday.
Pence showed to Sean Hannity that Behar had apologized for my part to him all the way through a telephone name.
“I give Joy Behar a lot of credit,” he mentioned. “She picked up the phone. She called me. She was very sincere. And she apologized. One of the things my faith teaches me is grace. Forgive as you have been forgiven.”