Following a public backlash, Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough is clarifying her statement at the pageant Sunday that health care is “a privilege” rather than a right.

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“I am privileged to have health care and I do believe that it should be a right,” McCullough, 25, representing Washington, D.C., said on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “I hope and pray moving forward that health care is a right for all worldwide,” she added.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chemist had answered Sunday that she believed health care was a privilege because “As a government employee, I am granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.”