Miss USA Kara McCullough “clarified” her position on health care Tuesday morning after she received major backlash from liberals for calling health care a “privilege.”
During the Miss USA pageant, McCullough was asked if she believed health care is a privilege or a right.
The government scientist said it is a privilege because “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.”
McCollough made an appearance on Good Morning America Tuesday morning and host Michael Strahan asked her if she was surprised by the angry reactions to her response.
“Not at all. I think that’s what America is based on, like, having opinions and views,” she said, before “clarifying” her position.
“But I would like to just take this moment to just truly clarify–because I am a woman I am going to own what I said–I am privileged to have healthcare and I do believe that it should be a right,” McCullough flip-flopped. “And I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide.”
McCullough did not “clarify” her comments on identifying as an “equals” rather than a “feminist” but did say she wishes she had been more clear in her answers during the pageant.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 16, 2017