'I'm Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment': Teen Becomes Youngest Lawmaker
18-year-old Saira Blair, a Republican from West Virginia, just became the youngest elected lawmaker in the country after trouncing her 44-year-old Democratic opponent 63 percent to 30 percent to earn a seat in West Virginia’s House of Delegates.
Blair – who beat a two-term incumbent in the primary when she was just 17, too young to even vote for herself – said in an interview on “Fox and Friends” in May that she wants to borrow ideas from Texas to bring more jobs to West Virginia.
On “Outnumbered” today, Kennedy said Blair’s accomplishment is fantastic, and although she doesn’t wish Blair a life in the frustrating, irrational business of politics, the teenager certainly has gotten an interesting start to her adulthood and looks poised for big things.
Tucker Carlson, on the other hand, felt sympathy for Blair’s opponent.
“Can you imagine the midlife crisis that would ensue if you were beaten by a college student?” Carlson joked. “It’s hard enough being 44.”
Watch the "Outnumbered" panel discuss Blair's victory in the clip above
UPDATE: Blair talked to Steve Doocy and Anna Kooiman Thursday morning on "Fox and Friends," explaining that she ran on a very conservative platform.
"I am pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and I'm pro-Constitution because those are my uncompromising principles," said Blair, who added that her top issue is bringing more jobs into the state.
"I've watched too many people my age get their high school and college education here in the state and then have to leave because they can't find a good-paying job," said Blair.
Her father was a state senator for several years, and she explained that experience got her interested in the political process.
Blair said she believes many teenagers are "afraid" to express their conservative beliefs because they don't want to be criticized on social media.
She was asked by a "Fox and Friends" Facebook commenter about how she counters the arguments from her young liberal friends.
Blair answered that she tries to use facts and not force her views on anyone, but points out that 84 years of Democratic rule has not been beneficial for the state.
Watch her appearance below: