Amy Duggar has a long history of antagonizing the more problematic members of her famous family.
Even before Jim Bob Duggar was exposed as an abusive wannabe cult leader, Amy was rolling her eyes at his rhetoric and publicly mocking his more ridiculous beliefs.
These days, the Duggar name is synonymous with scandal, and Amy is making the most of her new role as the family’s moral center.
And while she’ll never get along with Jim Bob, it’s Josh who’s her favorite target.
As you’re probably aware, Josh is currently in federal prison, serving a 151-month sentence on child pornography charges.
Josh keeps getting in trouble behind bars, but despite his continued bad behavior, he’ll likely qualify for early release in just over eight years.
And it seems that Amy is already anxious about the prospect of her depraved cousin reentering society.
“I am dreading that day,” Amy told UK tabloid the Daily Mail in a recent interview.
“I don’t really believe that you can be rehabilitated from such sick stuff,” she continued.
“And if you have that problem, I don’t believe that you should be released into society.”
Most of the coverage surrounding Josh has focused on his family’s fame, but Amy has been consistent in her efforts to shift the focus to his victims and their pain.
“The children are so innocent and it just breaks my heart to think that someone would want to destroy that in a little toddler or a child. It breaks my heart, truly it breaks my heart,” she told the Mail.
“So, I dread that day because that’s another monster that’s loose. That’s another monster who… you might not act out on it, but he still has those thoughts, and he still has that same kind of urge.”
Amy went on to reveal that despite Josh’s previous sex scandals, she felt completely blindsided by the news of his arrest.
“I was texting him two weeks before he was arrested,” she revealed.
“It’s just insane how someone can truly live a double life. I honestly just cried and cried, and cried some more until there were no tears left. I was not okay.”
Amy went on to say that she prays “every day” for Josh’s long-suffering wife Anna Duggar — even though Anna continues to insist that Josh is innocent.
“I think in the heart of hearts, she thinks that he’s innocent and I think that she is going to just trust the love that they have and that she is just moving forward with her kids the best she can,” Amy said.
“I have no idea what I would do if I was in Anna’s shoes. I think it takes so long to just even process what has happened, and how many scandals have come out, and how much heart-breaking news she’s had to endure,” she continued.
“I don’t blame her for not making any kind of sudden move, because she’s probably just stricken with so much anxiety and so much hurt.”
Clearly, Amy is still hopeful that Anna will one day come to her senses and divorce Josh.
Sadly, that seems very unlikely.
The only silver lining in all of this is that Josh will remain behind bars for a very long time.
But as Amy reminds us, he will be a free man eventually — and that’s a very scary thought.