Speaking on the conservative Christian program The 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson implied that retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter is gay, although he wasn’t sure if Souter is still alive.
Robertson was talking about his disappointment with the George H. W. Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, who he said had no record to show his political leaning in 1990.
Robertson said that the Senate should have blocked Souter’s confirmation because people at the time knew that he was a “confirmed bachelor.”
“He was a confirmed bachelor and I won’t go beyond that, but there was some latent problems with him,” Robertson said. “He was really a horrible judge.”
… [Souter] became an absolute disaster. He was to the left of everyone. He was always on the side of the left. And — I don’t know what his — he was a confirmed bachelor and I won’t go beyond that, but there was some latent problems with him. But he was, he was really a horrible judge…
So… Souter shouldn’t have been a judge because he was secretly gay, which he isn’t?
Robertson also couldn’t remember if Souter was retired or dead (he’s alive). But that mental block didn’t stop Robertson from proudly endorsing Brett Kavanaugh as the next justice — someone who wouldn’t be another Souter — and his pick turned out to be the guy Donald Trump went with.