In an earlier Fox News Channel interview, Ritchie referred to Behar as a “bitch,” claiming she was an exception to his call for Americans to “calm down, get a little less politically correct and love everybody.”
Behar turned the expletive on its ear, embracing it during a response near the beginning of her ABC talk show.
“This bitch, and these bitches would be happy to have you on the show and have a beer,” she said.
She called out the pro-Trump artist for criticizing a comedian.
“Why doesn’t he go after the big shots?” she asked, adding that she was pleased to see Fox News “had to apologize for something.”
“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy told Ritchie that he should not use the expletive on the air, prompting him to “apologize for that language.”
He say he was sorry for his word choice but “not the sentiment” behind it.