John McCain & # 39; s widow Cindy says that Trump's border wall will NOT stop human trafficking and the & # 39; tenor & # 39; of politics without appointing the president
- Cindy McCain, who is in favor of ending human trafficking, does not think that Trump & # 39; s border wall will stop this
- She says her late husband John McCain & # 39; upset & # 39; would be the direction the nation is going
- Cindy says she wants politicians to go back to the distinction between work and private life
The wife of the deceased senator John McCain said that a wall along the border between the US and Mexico will not solve problems with human trafficking, which President Donald Trump often cites as a reason for the need for the wall.
"The people who cross the border for the most part are not traded persons," McCain told NBC News in an interview that was broadcast on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Friday night. "They are people within our own walls, within our own borders, so a wall will not solve this, but education will and consciousness will and will strengthen our laws."
McCain is currently working on the Arizona governors' council on human trafficking and is working with state officials to raise awareness of the issue and amend laws that include human trafficking.
She is an outspoken advocate for ending human trafficking and leads the human trafficking initiative at the McCain Institute.
Cindy McCain is an outspoken advocate for ending human trafficking. She spoke at the 10th annual Women in the World program at Lincoln Center on Friday
Cindy says her late husband, former Arizona senator, John McCain, & # 39; upset & # 39; would be of the nature of today's politics
Earlier this year, Trump declared a national emergency on the border after he had not received enough money from Congress to build the border wall. He said the emergency statement was justified by the influx of human trafficking practices and drugs entering the US via Mexico.
"The wrong name here is that this is somehow happening outside of the country, that it is somehow another country – not us, never us," said McCain about those who think the mass of human trafficking comes from outside the US "Well, it's a lot of us. The human trafficking I'm talking about is domestic trade, these are domestic individuals being traded. & # 39;
McCain also said her husband & # 39; upset & # 39; would be about the current state of the nation and the ongoing personal attack thrown between members of Congress.
"He would be so upset because of the tenor, the lack of passivity on parts of many members – specifically speaking about members of Congress – and more. I mean, I know him, and he would have been right in the mix and said : "No, we're going to work together, please, let's not fight." That was who he was, "McCain said.
The senator's widow added that her husband was a fighter in Congress but would leave it on the ground.
"He liked a good fight," McCain said. "But it was never personal with him. He and Ted Kennedy always fought like cats and dogs on the floor, but they were the best friends. I wish we could go back to this."
McCain died August 25, 2018, days before his 82nd birthday, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was diagnosed in 2017
McCain & # 39; s daughter Meghan is a vocal critic of Trump and often challenges him as he accompanies The View
Most recently, Meghan said she did not believe that Trump really cared about National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. Trump had previously made fun of John McCain because he was imprisoned during his service in Vietnam
John McCain died four days before his 82nd birthday on August 25, 2018 after a fight with brain cancer, which he was diagnosed in 2017. He served from 1987 until his death as a Republican senator to Arizona.
McCain deviated from voting with the party and was the last decisive vote that halted republicans' plans to abolish and replace the affordable health care law. Trump regularly criticizes the move, even after the senator's death.
Meghan McCain, the daughter of Cindy and John, is a vocal critic of Trump, especially after he had fooled her father during his service in Vietnam by saying that he preferred people who were not captured.
Meghan, 34, beat Trump earlier this week on National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day and said to him: & # 39; Nobody believes you care about prisoners of war and & # 39; people being arrested & # 39 ;. "