Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer slammed “The View” co-host Joy Behar on Friday for her comments about Vice President Pence’s Christian faith, calling Behar’s remarks “despicable.”
In an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Spicer said that Behar’s comments were particularly outrageous due to the ongoing Christian season of Lent.
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“We talk a lot about the president, but I think that Joy Behar’s attack on the vice president’s Christianity and faith is just despicable during this holy season of Lent,” Spicer told host Sean Hannity.
“But I think what’s even more despicable is the fact that no one in the media found it deplorable that she went and did that. In fact, it was the vice president who had to respond himself, and defend himself without having any other member of ‘The View’ or Joy Behar say that was a little over the line.”
“It was a lot over the line, and I think that was the point,” Hannity responded. “And I just know that if a conservative says one thing, one word, one sentence, one phrase, the reaction is like, ‘Oh, the, the, outrage.’ There’s no going back or revising or extending remarks or even apologizing for being wrong if you misstate something.”
Spicer’s comments were in response to remarks Behar made on “The View” on Wednesday that appeared to accuse the vice president of having a mental illness over his religious beliefs.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus,” Behar said. “It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct. That’s hearing voices.”
Pence responded in a statement later that day, calling the remarks “religious intolerance” supported by the show’s network, ABC.
“It is just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance,” Pence said.