"Joy Behar apologised to Vice President Pence directly".
Mr Pence said he also asked her to extend her apologies to "tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended" during the conversation. "And I did so".
After running the clip of Pence's request, Behar said, "Yeah". She picked up the phone.
The comments had Behar saying "it's one thing to talk to Jesus". Not a typical Washington or celebrity apology, which starts something like "If anyone was offended by what I said. That's part of my faith experience'".
The offensive comments took place on the February 13 show when co-hosts discussed comments on Pence's beliefs made by an ex-White House staffer.
Ms. Behar mocked the Vice President directly, equating his faith to "mental illness": "Like I said before, it's one thing to talk to Jesus".
"When you talk to God, it's prayer. That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices", Behar said. He also said it's important to him that Behar "and others on the airwaves" realize that people find joy in their faith.
Behar and Hostin's comments about the Vice President and Christians expose what many consider religious intolerance among voices in the mainstream media and entertainment.
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.
While Pence forgave Behar, he encouraged her to publically apologize. While speaking with Hannity, he suggested that Behar apologize publicly on The View.
"When they do that, this whole matter will be put to rest".
In contrast, "Pence didn't back down and that sets a good standard", Showalter opined.
Bozell tweeted Sunday, "Take action!"
Bestselling author and conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder tweeted Saturday, "If @JoyVBehar has said 'people who talk to Allah had a mental illness, ' she'd have been placed under 24/7 security protection".
Mr. Pence's interview, scheduled to air Monday night on the Fox News program "Hannity," confirmed an account by Disney CEO Bob Iger at a shareholder meeting last week that Ms. Behar had apologized to Mr. Pence. "Christians can be demeaned with impunity". Danhof asked. "Specifically, do you think, like Mrs. Hostin and Mrs. Behar, that the Christian faith is akin to a unsafe mental illness?" The network has not yet responded to our inquiries.