Joy Behar has publicly apologized for comments she made last month when she likened Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian beliefs to mental illness.
VIDEO: Clip from ‘The View’ where Joy Behar apologizes for calling Christians ‘mentally ill’
Her apology on The View on Tuesday came after Pence said that Behar had called him to personally apologize and he urged her to do it publicly as well.
The controversy began during an episode of The View in February when Behar and her co-hosts discussed a Big Brother episode in which ex-White House staffer Omarosa Manigault spoke about the vice president.
Omarosa had called Pence ‘extreme’ and said he ‘thinks Jesus tells him to say things’.
Behar responded on the daytime talk show saying: ‘It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct – hearing voices.’
Pence immediately took umbrage at Behar’s ‘mental illness’ statement and lashed out at ABC, which airs The View.
‘To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,’ Pence said at the time.
‘It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.’