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Cindy McCain Reports Interracial Family for Sex Trafficking

Cindy McCain, wife of late Senator John McCain, recently reported an incident of child sex trafficking at the airport in Phoenix, and then praised her discovery on the radio; unfortunately for McCain, there was no actual sex trafficking happening, and instead what appears to be another incident of racism.

Cindy McCain, the wife of late Senator John McCain, recently attempted to be the hero at Phoenix’s airport. She saw a mother with a child, but the child was a different ethnicity. Following her motto of “if you see something, say something,” she went to the police.

“Something didn’t click with me,” McCain told KTAR. “I went over the police and told them what I saw and they went over and questioned her and, by God, she was trafficking that kid. She was waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane.”

Later, though, she tweeted an apology: “At Phoenix Sky Harbor, I reported an incident that I thought was trafficking. I commend the police officers for their diligence. I apologize if anything else I have said on this matter distracts from ‘if you see something, say something.'”

Essentially what happened was that the police went and investigated her report and found that it was, in fact, simply a mother that is a different ethnicity from her child. There was no evidence of misconduct or endangerment, and definitely no evidence of sex trafficking. The police spoke up about this as soon as McCain suggested it was an actual problem at the airport. Now is a good time to remember that interracial families exist, and they’re perfectly normal.

 

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ylwae February 20, 2019

She commends the police officers for their diligence and apologizes for possibly harming "if you see something, say something", but doesn't apologize to the person she unfairly branded a child trafficker?

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mvoight February 13, 2019

Later McCain reported she had saved a child, something that the police have disputed So, something is going on with McCain and I doubt anything was happening with the child other than being with someone of a different race. Most of the worlds trafficking involved people of the same race.........

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strickerj February 12, 2019

Wow, what a judgmental and condescending article. We really have no idea what the situation looked like - there may have been other factors besides just the racial difference. As has been pointed out, the person in question here has a foreign adopted child, so I’m sure she “remembers that interracial families exist.” By the way, I think the word you were looking for in the summary at the top was “incident” or “instance”, as “incidence” refers to an overall rate or frequency, not individual occurrences.

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Janus777 February 11, 2019

Since my daughter is an international adoption and doesn't look like me but frequently travels with me without my wife present, I always carry documents authorizing our travel that is sealed with a notary. This was never an issue until my daughter hit puberty and she is quite attractive..we usually travel in first class because I am 6-4 and need the room. I had the police called on me while shopping with her and her friends in a Nordstrom store..it was humiliating..as if pimps take their slaves shopping in a Nordstrom or a Saks store.. but in these times people are encouraged to report somebody without any more evidence than the color of their skin... I'm not downplaying the fact that trafficking exists or that it is bad, just that the media has created a hysteria without the necessary diligence and context for people to make intelligent and informed decisions..

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smuDC-10 February 11, 2019

Cindy McCain has an interracial family; she and John have a daughter they adopted from Bangladesh. Her actions may have been paranoid/stupid but I don't think they were racist.