Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry said during Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant that she didn’t fully agree with the Obama administration’s decision to trade five terrorist prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
“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?” Miss Guidry was asked during the Q&A portion of the competition.
“I am glad that we got our guy back, however, I do not feel it is right that we subject ourselves to these acts of terrorism,” she said as the audience erupted in cheers and applause.
Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, 24, took home the crown Sunday night. She answered a question about a recent report on the prevalence of college rape.
She said that as a 4th-degree black belt, self-defense is an extremely valuable tool in protecting against sexual assault.