Joy Behar Finally Apologizes About Attacking Vice President Pence's Beliefs

After Vice President Mike Pence revealed "The View" co-host called him to apologize for making jokes about his faith in an interview on Monday night, he pressured her to do the same on her show. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. "That's called mental illness". It wasn't until Vice President Pence appeared on Fox News' Hannity and called upon Behar to issue a public apology to tens of millions of Christians who were offended by her remarks.

"As bad as you think Trump is, you would be anxious about Pence... everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life", she said in the clip. "She picked up the phone, she called me, she was very honest, and she apologized".

"I sincerely apologize for what I said", Behar added.

Behar received an onslaught of backlash from viewers following the anti-Christian remarks.

William Dunbar, a 23-year-old Pennsylvania National Guardsman, has been sentenced to six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Mike Pence. "I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith and I fell short of that", Behar said at the top of the show. "I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things".

Whether Behar's apology is honest or not is anyone's guess, it well could be, but the fact that she was likely required to give one or else risk losing her job should be on our radar.

Last month Behar derided Pence for saying he communicates with Jesus through prayer.

Reacting to the comment, Pence criticized ABC when asked about Behar's words, saying he wanted to just laugh about it but could not let it slide. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. He encouraged her to issue a public apology as well.

Behar's comments led to the Media Research Center's launch of a campaign to hold the television host accountable for what they called "anti-Christian bigotry". But he thinks Jesus is telling him to say things.

The Post report noted that as of March 8, Behar had not publicly apologized to Pence on The View.

In response to a question at a shareholder's meeting last week, Disney Corp. chief executive Robert Iger said that Behar had called Pence to apologize.

Vanessa Coleman

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