On her radio show Tuesday, American Family Association official Sandy Rios criticized Deshauna Barber, the newly crowned Miss USA, for praising gender equality in the military at Sunday’s pageant.
During the Miss USA pageant’s question-and-answer segment, Barber, an Army Reserve officer, was asked about the Pentagon’s decision to make all combat jobs available to women.
Barber called the decision “an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military. We are just as tough as men… As a commander of my unit, I am powerful, I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States Army.”
Rios mocked Barber’s response, saying, “So, as a woman, just so you know, cause I say so, I am just as tough as a man, I am powerful, and gender does not matter in the American military. You see the trend? Just, you know, I think it, so it is. I mean, this is incredible fantasy, and it’s just so unhealthy.”