Newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough says healthcare is a ‘privilege’

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Newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough was the object of liberal derision Sunday night after the beauty queen – in response to host Julianne Hough’s question on whether “affordable healthcare” is a right – said healthcare is a “privilege” and that healthcare should go hand-in-hand with jobs.

“I’m definitely going to say it’s a privilege. As a government employee, I am granted healthcare and I see first-hand that – for one to have healthcare – you need to have jobs. So, therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re the given the opportunities to have healthcare as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide,” Ms. McCullough said.

The Virginia Beach, Virginia native represents the District of Columbia and is the daughter of a now-retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer, according to her official Miss USA biography. She earned a degree in Chemistry from South Carolina State University and works for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington D.C.

One viewer upset with the beauty queen’s answer responded with “Girl bye” while another expressed disappointment that a woman “in 2017” is advocating for anything other than free healthcare. Yet another woman said Ms. McCullough’s response was a “clueless rich girl” answer.

Numerous people, however, came to Ms. McCullough’s defense.

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