Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron slammed Joe Biden during last night’s Republican National Convention over emotive comments the Democrat presidential hopeful has made about black voters.
In May, in an interview with popular African American radio host Charlamagne tha God on ‘The Breakfast Club’, Biden said: ‘Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.’
Last night, during the RNC, Cameron directly hit back at Biden’s controversial comments.
‘I think often about my ancestors who struggled for freedom, and as I think of those giants and their broad shoulders, I also think about Joe Biden, who says, ‘If you are not voting for me, you ain’t black,’ ‘ Cameron said.
Cameron went on to say Biden ‘argued that Republicans would put us back in chains’, a comment made by Biden in 2012 referring to then-Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who he said would put ‘y’all [black people] back in chains’.
He accused the Democrat presidential candidate of saying ‘there is no diversity of thought in the black community.’
Biden was forced to backtrack earlier this month after saying the Latino community is diverse ‘unlike the African American community with notable exceptions.’
‘Mr. Vice President, look at me,’ Cameron said last night. ‘I am Black. We are not all the same, sir. I am not in chains. My mind is my own. And you can’t tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin.’
Cameron, the first African American to hold the post of Attorney General in Kentucky, and a rising star in the Republican Party, is also the first GOP member to hold the post in over 70 years.
Yesterday, he also made reference to Breonna Taylor, 26, whose death at the hands of police officers in March – along with the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minnesota – set off months of protests, as well as a call for the officers who shot Taylor to be criminally charged.
The shooting is currently under investigation by Cameron’s office, CNN reported.
‘Even as anarchists mindlessly tear up American cities while attacking police and innocent bystanders, we Republicans do recognize those who work in good faith towards peace, justice and equality,’ he said.
‘In fact, it was Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, a future Republican president, who said democracy is a system that recognizes the equality of humans before the law.’
‘Whether you are the family of Breonna Taylor or David Dorn, these are the ideals that will heal our nation’s wounds,’ Cameron added.
‘Republicans will never turn a blind eye to unjust acts, but neither will we accept an all-out assault on Western civilization.’