Last night on a television program, VP Pence addressed a recent uproar when Behar and another co-host made fun of him for openly practicing his faith - as well as tens of the millions of other Christians.
The Vice President's press secretary, Alyssa Farah, also confirmed to CBN News that Pence urged Behar "to make the same apology publicly on the show that she did privately to him".
"I thought it was important that I defend the faith of tens of millions of Americans against that kind of slander, and I did so", Pence said, with self-congratulatory vigor while appearing on Fox with Sean Hannity. "She picked up the phone, she called me, she was very honest, and she apologized".
Joy Behar then said: "It's one thing to talk to Jesus".
Still, that wasn't enough for the second-in-command. Behar made a joke implying that Pence was mentally ill for saying he communicated with Jesus.
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. But he thinks Jesus is telling him to say things.
She added, "I sincerely apologize for what I said". The View's Joy Behar must give a public apology to all Christians.
Behar responded, "It's one thing to talk to Jesus". It's another thing when Jesus talks to you.
Behar said: "That's called mental illness. if I'm not correct, he's hearing voices".
Pence criticized the comments on C-SPAN, and Disney CEO Bob Iger also vocalized his objections.
Hostin said she is a "faithful" Catholic but doesn't want her vice president "speaking in tongues". "That you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that".
Among the first to accept her apology: North Carolina-based evangelist Franklin Graham, who had called in a Tuesday Facebook post for her to publicly apologize. He said at a meeting with investors, "Joy Behar apologized to Vice President Pence directly".
The Daily Mail source reports that after the televised squabble, McCain "kept screaming, 'I can't believe she said she's offended by all Republicans".