“Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson resurfaced on Fox Business on Tuesday to slam calls for universal healthcare.
Instead of medicine, he said, people just need more Jesus:
Robertson took exception to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) backing a “Medicare for all” plan to create a single-payer system for healthcare.
“Kamala, I already have healthcare. It’s given to me by God. Eternal healthcare,” he said.
Host Neil Cavuto wondered about more earthly health concerns.
“But people get sick on Earth in human form,” he said.
“The temporary reprieve is not worth it. I’m telling her, I have eternal healthcare and it’s free. Doctors can give you a little temporary reprieve, but they cannot save you from physical death. The doctors who treat you, they die, too.”
“But you’re not dismissing that we need, people need healthcare, right?” Cavuto asked.
“I didn’t have healthcare for 50 years,” Robertson said.
Robertson is 72; he did not address the other 22 years.
Robertson has a history of making homophobic comments based on religion; in 2016, he slammed same-sex marriage as “evil,” “wicked” and “sinful.