Monday, May 17, 2010
Critics say Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard finished second in the Miss USA contest because of backlash over her answer supporting Arizona’s new immigration law.
"I'm a huge believer in states' rights. I think that's what's so wonderful about America," Woolard said. "So I think it's perfectly fine for Arizona to create that law."
Woolard said she opposes racial profiling.
Fans booed last night when Miss USA judge Oscar Nunez asked Woolard where she stood on the controversial new law that defines illegal immigration as trespassing and allows local law enforcement agencies to question people they suspect of being in the country illegally.
It was a flashback of last year’s controversy when Miss California, Carrie Prejean, finished second after answering a question about same-sex marriage, which she opposed.
As of 12:30 p.m. this afternoon, more than 90 percent of voters of an online Fox News poll felt Nunez, a star on “The Office,” sunk Woolard’s chances.
Woolard finished second to winner Rima Fakih of Michigan.