The New York Daily News reports:
The new Miss USA is a scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and she knows a thing or two about dropping a bomb. Pageant winner Kara McCullough sent heads shaking Sunday night when she said affordable health care in America is a “privilege” instead of a “right.”
McCullough, 25, who started the day as Miss District of Columbia, linked health care access to job creation, leaving the impression that people without a job are not entitled to coverage. “I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege,” McCullough said during the question-and-answer segment of the 2017 pageant at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip.
“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.”
McMullough, predictably, is already a hero on right wing sites.
“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege.” Listen to your new #MissUSA talk about healthcare in the USA. pic.twitter.com/CzPBeaTYHO
— Miss USA (@MissUSA) May 15, 2017