Nolte: Cindy McCain Racially Profiled and Accused Innocent Family of Human Trafficking

Cindy McCain at a human trafficking conference during last year’s United Nations General Assembly. In a radio interview this week, she recalled intervening in a human trafficking case at an airport, an account the police later contradicted. (Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press)
Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press

Just when you think the hideous McCains cannot possibly be any more hideous, we learn that the matriarch of the family, Cindy McCain, not only lied about saving a child from the clutches of human traffickers, but racially profiled a family, then reported them to authorities.

The following are Cindy McCain’s words… This is how she described last week’s events at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport while appearing Monday on KTAR radio. You can listen for yourself right here at the eight-minute mark:

CINDY MCCAIN: The very same happened to me at the Phoenix airport last Friday. 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. I tell people, “Trust your gut.” 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.


CINDY MCCAIN: Yep, a toddler. She was waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane.

Where to begin…?

Well, let’s start with the lies.

Cindy McCain declaratively told the world:

  1. “By God, she was trafficking this kid,” and…
  2. “She was waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane.”

Wow. What a hero Cindy McCain is. What amazing instincts she has. Except…

None of it is true.

None of it.

The Phoenix police, in fact, released a statement that does not mince words about just how untrue it is.

On Wednesday, Sgt. Armando Carbajal told KTAR that officers looked into the matter at the airport and concluded there was “no evidence of criminal conduct or child endangerment.”

Naturally, after the police busted her for lying, McCain released a word salad on Twitter: “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'”:

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa… Slow down there, Hoss.

You’re apologizing for what?

You’re apologizing for “anything else I have said on this matter that distracts from if I say a lot of words maybe no one will notice the terrible things I’m capable of”?

How about you explain how you got from…

By God, she was trafficking this kid…


She was waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane…

To a mere…

I reported an incident that I thought was trafficking.

Because if there was, as the police say, no evidence of criminal conduct or child endangerment, where did McCain pick up all that dramatic Supergirl stuff about saving a toddler just as she was about to be handed off as a sex toy to a monster?

Where did those pertinent details come from, other than the fevered mind of a shameless fabulist?

And now we come to my favorite part of this sordid story: the racial profiling….

Again, Cindy McCain’s own words:

I spotted — it looked odd — it was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child.

What makes this especially strange is that McCain has an adopted daughter from Bangladesh, but she must think she’s the only one with an interracial family.

Serious question: Has Cindy McCain ever once wandered among those of us in the hoi polloi at any time after 1959?

Or has it just been 60 years of: home, limo, private jet, limo, five-star hotel, limo, Bloomingdale’s, limo, elegant restaurant, limo, hair salon, limo, pick up mean girl pills at pharmacy, limo?

I cannot even imagine looking twice at an interracial family, much less reporting one to the cops.

Good grief, I live in a small North Carolina town and am myself in an interracial marriage and have never once been made to feel uncomfortable or watched, much less reported to the authorities.

And is an interracial family in a city like Phoenix — in an airport — really all that bizarre?

I doubt it.

To recap: Cindy McCain, the matriarch of a family of superior snobs who find we racist deplorable icky and gross, reported an interracial family to authorities because they were interracial, and then she got on the radio and lied about saving a child from a human trafficker.

Let me close by mentioning that Cindy McCain is co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking, a position that has obviously gone to her head and made her the Barney Fife of the hideous McCain family.

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