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View star Joy Behar says Vice President Mike Pence hearing Jesus is a 'mental illness'
FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, TV personality Joy Behar arrives at the "Lucky Guy" Opening Night in New York. Behar is returning to The View as a co-host, part of an overhauled panel that also will include newcomers Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris. ABC News said Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2015, that the trio will join returning moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Raven-Symon and Michelle Collins on the daytime talk show. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP, File) - photo by Herb Scribner
The View star Joy Behar discussed Vice President Mike Pences Christian faith during a television segment on Tuesday, saying that reported statements about him hearing Jesus sound like a "mental illness."

The women of ABCs 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 whats 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.

Hes 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 were 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.

Its one thing to talk to Jesus. Its another thing when Jesus talks to you, she said.

However, fellow host Sherri Shepherd defended Pence.

As a Christian, thats 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.
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