Joy Behar said, "It's one thing to talk to Jesus". "You talk to Jesus".
"I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things", she said, calling him "extreme". "I don't. I think that Mike Pence, say what you will about Mike Pence and his religiosity and everything else, I don't think that he's mentally ill even though he says he is hearing voices. Jesus talks back. What concerns me is how long is the conversation with Jesus?"
This created a discussion among the hosts about Pence and his faith. "They want to mock those who do". I don't think he's that insane. Dr. Robert Jeffress - a Fox News contributor and senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas - called Behar's comments a "despicable" attack on the vice president's faith. "I thought that Mike Pence said that it was inappropriate to make political statements at sporting events", asked Sunny Hostin in disbelief of Pence's decision to sit down when North and South Korean athletes walked out. He added that he believes if Behar and other left-wing figures want to ridicule people of faith that Trump would not only be re-elected in 2020 but that Pence would be elected president in 2024.
Trump Jr. responded to his comment on Twitter and said, "Then Perhaps you shouldn't have spent the past few weeks talking about him".