Vice President Mike Pence torched ABC and “The View” for comparing his religion, Christianity, to mental illness on their Tuesday broadcast.
“The View” cohost Joy Behar insisted that it was a form of “mental illness” for Pence to believe that Jesus is talking to him, and Pence did not hold back when asked about her comments during a Wednesday interview with Axios.
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“Look, criticism comes with this job,” Pence said after a heavy sigh. “I heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness. And I’d like to laugh about it but I really can’t.”
“Tens of millions of Americans today will have ash on their foreheads to mark the beginning of Lent,” Pence said, referencing Ash Wednesday. “To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong.”
“It’s an insult, not to me, but to the vast majority of American people who, like me, cherish their faith,” he asserted. “It demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people.”
“It’s just wrong for ABC to have a television program that demonstrates that kind of religious intolerance,” he said. “We’re better than that.”