SALT LAKE CITY — “The View” star Joy Behar discussed Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith during a television segment on Tuesday, saying that reported statements about him hearing Jesus sound like a "mental illness."
The women of ABC’s “The View” spoke about Pence after airing a clip of former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, which has gained a lot of media attention in recent days. Newman, who stars on “Celebrity Big Brother,” condemned Pence in the clip from the TV show, according to BuzzFeed News.
“As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence. Everybody that's wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” she said in the clip. “I'm Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
After watching the clip, the “View” hosts debated Newman's intentions, according to Fox News.
“I think what’s interesting is that she said Jesus tells Mike Pence things to say,” host Sunny Hostin said in the broadcast.
This created a discussion among the hosts about Pence and his faith.
“He’s not very popular at all,” Hostin said. “I think when you have a Mike Pence who now sort of puts this religious veneer on things and calls people ‘values voters,’ I think we’re in a dangerous situation.”
But Behar brought up the topic of literally talking to Jesus, saying that hearing voices is a “mental illness,” Fox News reported.25 comments on this story
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” she said.
However, fellow host Sherri Shepherd defended Pence.
“As a Christian, that’s just par for the course,” Shepherd said. “You talk to Jesus. Jesus talks back. What concerns me is how long is the conversation with Jesus?”
According to RawStory, the episode continued with co-host Meghan McCain, daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain, debating the hosts about the necessity of having a values-driven administration and whether the current administration falls under that category.