Daniel Cameron, 34, told that most of the denunciations centered on the fact that he is a black conservative, including Megan Thee Stallion’s “pretty disgusting” performance on the Saturday Night Live show relating him to “sellout Negroes that sold our people into slavery.”
Louisville police fatally shot Taylor during a botched drug raid in March. Officers were executing a search warrant shortly before 1 a.m. on March 13 when they used a battering ram to enter Taylor’s home. The officers claim they knocked and announced themselves to no response, but Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker says he did not hear police identify themselves. In the process, shots were fired, with six shots hitting Breonna Taylor and killing her.
“There’s a long list of black conservatives who have been disparaged just because of the political philosophy that we have,” Cameron told critics.
“I hope it exposes the intolerance of the Left and how they don’t respond in civil public conversation or discourse. The way they respond is to hurl insults at black conservatives, and it’s disappointing,” he went on.
“There are really a lot of intolerant people here to black folks who might have different philosophical views or don’t subscribe to a liberal orthodoxy.”
He remembered how the left-leaning Lexington Herald-Leader last year ran a cartoon showing him holding onto the coattails of someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robes, suggesting “you’re a racist following the KKK unless you hate” President Trump.
“I wake up every day and my skin is black and I’m fully aware of that,” Cameron said.
“But my responsibility as the attorney general is to be the attorney general of all of Kentucky. I ran on the idea that this office needs to be about the rule of law, and our responsibility to enforce the rule of law, regardless of the outcomes or the consequences to me whether personally or politically that is my responsibility.”
He said the outrage over the Taylor judgment, in which a grand jury ruled against charging any of the cops for her fatal shooting, was because people “had already made a determination” about the case.
“Sometimes the criminal law is inadequate to respond to or address a tragedy,” he told National Review of the decision not to charge. “Frankly that, in my judgment, is the case here,” he said.
Cameron also remarked on the ongoing violent protests across the nation. “Peaceful protest has been a part of our history,” he told the mag. “But when we see these violent elements try to hijack peaceful protests and we’ve seen some of the looting and vandalism and burning of American cities, I mean that is disheartening.”