Conservative outlets and right-wing pundits have jumped on the news that the engineer of the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia is a gay rights supporter and is possibly gay.

Brandon Bostian, 32, has worked for Amtrak for almost nine years. He said through his attorney, Robert Goggin, on Thursday that he has no memory of what happened.

“The [only] thing he recalls is being thrown around, coming to, finding his bag, getting his phone and dialing 911,” Goggin said on Nightline.

Investigators have said that the train was speeding through a curve when it derailed, resulting in the deaths of eight people.'s Charles C. Johnson suggested in a tweet that Bostian's unconfirmed sexual orientation “is worth noting” and then made the following unsubstantiated claim in a separate message: “It is reasonable to ask if this night shift #amtrak188 train driver was on meth or had history with it, given gay proclivities to it.”

On Thursday, Sandy Rios joined the chorus, telling her radio listeners that homosexuality was “a factor” in the crash.

“Now I am not saying, I am not inferring to those of you that are gay rights activists and like to monitor this show, I'm not inferring that this accident happened because he was gay,” Rios said. “But I do think it's an interesting part of the story and you can bet it would be edited out.”

She then suggested that Bostian could have possibly been “going through some confusion that has to do with the very core of who they are.”

Rios added: “I don't know, but I think it is something to be discussed and I think it's a factor and I doubt you will hear it anywhere else.”

Investigators said that they plan to interview Bostian in the next several days.