Cindy McCain Apologizes After Police Contradict Her Claim Of Stopping Child Trafficking Incident At Airport

CBS News reports:

A claim by Cindy McCain that she had stopped a human trafficking incident at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was shown to be false Wednesday by CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV. McCain, widow of Sen John McCain, made the assertion in an interview on Glendale, Arizona radio station KTAR.

“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 said. “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.”

Fox News reports:

Police said on Wednesday that McCain’s claims weren’t correct and there was no attempt at human trafficking. Sgt. Armando Carbajal told KTAR that after officers investigated the matter promptly at the request of McCain, including running a welfare check on a child, they found “no evidence of criminal conduct or child endangerment.”

McCain has become an advocate against human trafficking and is the co-chair of the governor’s Arizona Human Trafficking Council in addition to the McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council.