"So I think Vice President Pence is right", Behar said.
"I give Joy Behar a lot of credit".
The Washington Post also talked to Behar's manager Bill Stankey, who confirmed that she really apologized to the vice president through a phone call. "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.
Behar's controversial comments resulted in the Media Research Center launching a campaign to hold Behar accountable for spewing "anti-Christian bigotry" after she said that communicating with Jesus is a "mental illness" during a February 13 episode of "The View" when discussing Pence's faith.
Behar said: "That's called mental illness. if I'm not correct, he's hearing voices".
"He's extreme", Manigault Newman said to her fellow contestants about Pence, who has ties to the evangelical community. "She picked up the phone; she called me; she was very honest, and she apologized". He emphasized that The View's deriding his Christianity is "an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who like me cherish their faith". And I'm like, Jesus ain't say that ...
Bestselling author and conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder tweeted Saturday, "If @JoyVBehar has said 'people who talk to Allah had a mental illness, ' she'd have been placed under 24/7 security protection".More news: Struggling Southampton fires manager Mauricio Pellegrino
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The 75-year-old comedian made the controversial remark last month while discussing comments made by Omarosa on "Celebrity Big Brother".
Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, said "The View" should do more than just offer a public apology.
The apology was reportedly confirmed by Fox News.
"It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance", Pence responded a day later. While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public.
Pence spoke out about Behar's comments on the Monday edition of the Fox News program, "Hannity."
"So does mine, but I'm not as good at it as you", Hannity remarked. He added that he was glad she apologized and that he "takes exception" to the comments.