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NEWLY CROWNED MISS USA: Healthcare is a privilege, not a right. Liberals go crazy!

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A new Miss USA has been crowned, but of course with beauty pageants ALWAYS comes controversy.

Saturday night, Kára McCullough, Miss District of Columbia, defeated 50 other women from across the country to earn the honor of Miss USA 2017. McCullough impressed judges with her beauty, talents and intelligence.

A scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, McCullough held off strong challenges from runner-up Meredith Gould (Miss Minnesota) and Chhavi Verg (Miss New Jersey).

Now, the remarks that turned McCullough into a trending topic on Twitter. With Congress having recently voted to repeal and replace Obamacare with a plan that would take away health care from millions of Americans, the contestants were asked for their thoughts on this polarizing political subject.

And the eventual winner McCullough sent some heads shaking on Sunday night when she said affordable health care is a “privilege, not a “right,” saying:

“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I’m granted health care. And I see firsthand that for one, to have health care, you need to have jobs, so therefore we need to continue to cultivate this environment so that we’re given the opportunities to have health care as well as jobs for all Americans worldwide.”

After McCullough’s answer, Twitter users said they hoped she didn’t take home the crown.

“Miss DC was my fav but … not after that answer. Everyone has a right to health care.” ~ Twitter user Charlsley Carey.

“Well I guess poor people don’t deserve health care because the new Miss USA said it was a privilege.” ~ Twitter user Kathy Lovett

But McCullough did have her defenders, and we’re not just talking about the judges who awarded her the grand prize later in the evening.

“Miss USA is beautiful inside and out. Healthcare IS NOT a right. It costs money & someone has to pay. You shd be paying for your own.” ~ Twitter user Politixgal.

This is far from the first time a beauty pageant contestant created a firestorm with politically-charged comments.

Remember back in 2009, the reaction after Carrie Prejean expressed her stance on gay marriage?

Clearly trying to stir up social media even more, Miss USA organizers also asked the following question of this year’s contestants:

What do you consider feminism to be,

and do you consider yourself a feminist?

McCullough replied:

“As a woman scientist in the government, I’d like to lately transpose the word feminism to equalism. I don’t really want to consider myself – try not to consider myself like this die-hard, you know, like, ‘Oh, I don’t really care about men. But one thing I’m gonna say, though, is women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace. And I say firsthand: I have witnessed the impact that women have in leadership in the medical sciences, as well as just in the office environment. So as Miss USA, I would hope to promote that type of leadership responsibility globally to so many women worldwide.”

 

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