One of six Miss USA pageant contestants on Sunday faced a political landmine in her final round question, but said that she disagreed with the release of five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay facility in exchange for one U.S. soldier.
Miss Louisiana, Brittany Guidry, received thunderous applause when she answered the question, which was read by Ian Zierling:
In recent weeks the U.S. has released five detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for one U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. The U.S. policy is to leave no soldier behind. Do you think it’s fair to sacrifice or swap lives in order to uphold this policy?
Listen to her response here:
Many on Twitter agreed, according to Twitchy, who compiled these tweets:
@EmilyMiller well of course she did! Us Louisianans don’t deal too well with terrorists!! She’s a fine southern lady!
— Angie (@akf0530) June 9, 2014
@EmilyMiller Thats how you win hearts and minds!
— Cap (@DubsterCali) June 9, 2014
Miss Louisiana, great answer to the question! Glad we brought him home too, but terrorists should never have been released! Bravo!
— Brender (@hmmidontthinkso) June 9, 2014
When Miss Louisiana USA put terrorists in their place! MERICA!
— Tommy Remson (@M_ThomasRemson) June 9, 2014
Miss Louisiana pretty much blasting Obama. Love it. We don’t negotiate with terrorists
— Matt Draper (@MattTDraper) June 9, 2014
In the end, Miss Nevada was the contestant to be crowned Miss USA.
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