Behar responded: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you", added Behar. "That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices".
"I'm still encouraging her to use the forum of that program or some other public forum to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended", he said. They both talked about how they were raised Roman Catholic, he said, and mentioned that Pence told Behar that he was confirmed in the church, taking the name "Christopher".
"Look, but I said to Joy, of course, I forgive you".
Pence reportedly told Behar she should apologize to Christians during a private phone call, but the vice president doubled down on Fox News and apparently "The View" co-host took notice.
Iger responded by saying that Behar had already apologized to Pence, which he believed was "absolutely appropriate".
"I give Joy Behar a lot of credit". However, the Vice President made it clear that he wasn't offended out of self-concern but on behalf of the millions of Christians who watch The View. While claiming he accepted her apology, he then passive aggressively suggested she needed to make it public.
"It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance".
Tuesday, Behar caved and apologized live on air.
A day after her initial joke, Behar attempted to clarify her comments on the air.
MRC President Brent Bozell issued a statement declaring that Behar's private apology was "not almost enough" and promised to continue his campaign against "anti-Christian bigotry" at the network.
The apology was reportedly confirmed by Fox News.