Earlier this week, co-host of "The View," Joy Behar mocked Mike Pence for allegedly talking with Jesus Christ. In response, the vice president was quick to lash out.

Pence's faith

Last week during an episode of "Celebrity Big Brother," former White House staffer Omarosa exposed various aspects about the current administration that worried her the most. While she mostly focused on Donald Trump, Omarosa revealed a few things about Vice President Mike Pence that she thinks should worry Americans, most notably the way he follows his faith. Pence is known for his strict belief in conservative Christianity, with Omarosa claiming that the vice president gets policy ideas by talking to Jesus.

This issue was brought up during a recent episode of "The View" where co-host and comedian Joy Behar didn't pull any punches when it came to the aforementioned news of Mike Pence, going as far as jokingly saying could have a "mental illness" for thinking he's speaking to Jesus. Pence address the issue during an interview with Axios on February 14.

Pence on Behar

"I actually heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness," Mike Pence said on Wednesday afternoon, explaining that he would like to laugh it off as a joke, but "I really can't." "To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong," the vice president went on to add [VIDEO].

(Behar's comments start around 3:10 in the above video.)

Not stopping there, Mike Pence went on to further rip into Joy Behar's remarks, calling them an "insult" to the "vast majority of the American people." Pence concluded his criticism [VIDEO] by accusing Behar and ABC of "religious intolerance" and being "out of touch" with the way many Americans view their religion. Pence's faith has been one of his main sticking points as a politician over the years, and was one of the reasons why he was selected as Donald Trump's running mate. Knowing he wasn't doing well in the polls with Evangelical voters, Trump tapped Pence to help sure up the religious right and energize them enough to get to the voting booth, which did pay off in the end.

Moving forward

Over the last week, Mike Pence has found himself in the headlines more often that many are used to. Pence has been in a week-long spat with openly gay Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, which has dominated much of the Winter Olympic news coverage. With a new feud in the making with Joy Behar, only time will tell what the vice president ends up getting himself into next. #Behar Pence feud #religion debate #view hot topics