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Cindy McCain accused of racial profiling after mistakenly reporting woman for human trafficking

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Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, has been accused of racial profiling after she reported what she thought was a human trafficking incident at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.

On Monday, McCain — who serves as co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council — said that she had witnessed a “woman of a different ethnicity” trafficking a child at the airport the week before.

“I came in from a trip I’d been on and I spotted — it looked odd — it was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn’t click with me,” McCain told local radio station KTAR-FM.

“I went over to the police and told them what I saw, and they went over and questioned her, and, by God, she was trafficking that kid,” she continued, adding that the woman was “waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane.”

Her interview on KTAR’s Mac & Gaydos included her encouraging listeners to report suspicious behavior: “If you see something, say something.”

But local officials have disputed her claims. On Wednesday, Phoenix police told KTAR-FM that they found “no evidence of criminal conduct or child endangerment” after conducting a welfare check on the child in question. 

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McCain has since issued an apology for mistaking the situation for trafficking.

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