Kirsters Baish| ICYMI| Opinion| During a Friday evening interview, widow of the late Arizona Senator John McCain, Cindy McCain, shredded President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico in order to stop the influx of human trafficking.
“The people that are coming over the border, for the most part, are not trafficked individuals,” Cindy McCain told NBC News reporter Cynthia McFadden. She continued, “It’s people within our own walls, in our own borders, so a wall is not going to fix this, but education will and awareness will and strengthening our laws will.”
Breitbart News reports:
McCain serves on the Arizona governor’s human trafficking council and has worked on initiatives to reform laws on the issue since 2004.
McCain recently apologized after law enforcement disputed her claim that she stopped a human-trafficking attempt at an airport in Glendale, Arizona. She made the false presumption because a woman was accompanying a child of “a different ethnicity.”
President Trump made a comment in February that human traffickers were “going through a border where there’s nobody for miles and miles, and there’s no wall to protect,” adding, “they come into our country and they sell people.”
During the interview with NBC News, McCain went on to condemn the “lack of civility in U.S. politics.” She claimed that her husband would have been sad to see state of relations between Democrats and Republicans. She continued, “I am quite certain he knows what’s going on. I know he’d be so upset over this because of the tenor, the lack of inaction on many members’ parts, specifically on members of Congress. He would’ve been right in the mix saying we’re going to work together, please let’s not fight. That’s who he was.”
McCain continued, “Oh, he loved a good fight. Heck, yeah. But it was never personal with him. He and Ted Kennedy used to fight like cats and dogs on the floor. but they were the best of friends. I wish we could go back to that.”