It’s no secret that a massive debate was sparked last week when “The View” host Joy Behar proclaimed that it’s essentially “mental illness” to believe that “Jesus talks to you.”
She has since said that it was a “joke” and that she is, herself, a Christian. Meanwhile, co-host Whoopie Goldberg has dismissed claims that “The View” and ABC are somehow intolerant. But while the cast seemed more than eager to move on from the discussion, co-host Meghan McCain had plenty to say about what unfolded.
In fact, McCain, who said on-air that she was uncomfortable with Behar’s initial comments, offered an apology to Vice President Mike Pence, whom Behar was targeting with her “mental illness” clip.
“I am a great admirer of Mike Pence and his family. I would like to apologize to him and his family in particular,” McCain said. “This is a show where we respect one another and we respect everyone else in the country.”
But the awkwardness continued when McCain tried to continue sharing her views on what happened, and Goldberg cut her off. CBN News has more:
“I’ve had a very hard time over the last two days with this,” McCain said. “My in-laws are evangelical. My entire family are devoutly Christian,” she added.
“As a Republican, I feel like sometimes liberals say, ‘We need to be tolerant of everyone, we need to be tolerant of everyone’ except pro-lifers, except Trump supporters, except gun-owners, except for everyone in the red in the middle of the country.”
At that point she was cut off by Goldberg who said she didn’t want to get into talk of liberals and asked McCain to finish up “quickly.”
Watch the exchange unfold below:
ABC has reportedly been inundated with complaints since Behar’s comments about Pence’s faith went viral, with the network receiving 25,363 calls leading up to Monday morning. Conservative group The Media Research Center has been writing letters and advocating on behalf of those offended, as Fox News noted.
As Faithwire previously reported, Vice President Mike Pence hit back at Behar as well, telling Axios’ Mike Allen last Wednesday that he heard “ABC has a program” that compared his faith to mental illness, before accusing the network of allowing a forum that mocks the faith tradition of millions of Americans.
“It’s just wrong, and it’s an insult not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith,” he said. “My Christianity is the most important thing in my life.”
Read more about Pence’s reaction here.
(H/T: CBN News)