The bible-thumping patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan showed up on Fox Business earlier today to talk about, among other things, universal healthcare. And hoo boy, did he have some, let’s just say, interesting opinions.
Fox Biz host Neil Cavuto pointed out that Robertson has regularly made the argument that Americans have lost touch with both simple values and god and that the “government is no replacement.” He further pointed out that Robertson view is that no government program can “save you,” even if they may help provide food or greater comfort in the “dog days of your life.”
Robertson responded by going after Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, claiming that she’s telling voters to elect her and they’ll get everything free, referencing her endorsement of Medicare for All. After complaining about the costs of social programs, Robertson then decided o let Cavuto know that the only healthcare anyone needs is Jesus Christ.
“What I’m saying is that — Kamala, I already have healthcare, it’s given to me by God,” the Duck Dynasty star declared. “Eternal healthcare. I’m guaranteed to be raised from the dead. I have life and immortality given to me by God through Jesus Christ.”
Cavuto jumped in, noting that people do get sick here on Earth, causing Robertson to say “the temporary reprieve is not worth it,” that he has “eternal healthcare” and “it’s free.” Additionally, doctors can only “give you a temporary reprieve” and they eventually “die too.”
“But you’re not dismissing that people need health care, right? Just who pays for it,” a clearly befuddled Cavuto asked.
“I didn’t have healthcare for 50 years and someone says, now I’m rich and famous, so I said Miss K you can buy every kind of insurance known to man if you want to but I’ve never needed it for 50 years, so there ya go,” Robertson answered.
There ya go, indeed.
Watch the clip above, via Fox Business.