RNC 2020: Daniel Cameron brings up Breonna Taylor to drum up support, Angry Internet says 'he's done nothing'

Cameron is in the national spotlight right now as his office is in the midst of an investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor


                            RNC 2020: Daniel Cameron brings up Breonna Taylor to drum up support, Angry Internet says 'he's done nothing'
Daniel Cameron (Getty Images)

Day two of the Republican National Convention 2020 saw an impassioned speech by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron who cornered Joe Biden over his remarks on Blacks and mentioned shootings of Breonna Taylor and David Dorn. Referring to Biden’s past comments on Blacks, the former footballer said on August 25, "I am Black... And you can’t tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin." He was referring to a comment Biden made in May this year where he said, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black." Though Biden soon apologized for his remarks, it seems the comments have affected Cameron deeply. 

A rising Republican politician in Kentucky, Cameron went on to mention the anarchy prevalent in American cities. He spoke about the shootings of Breonna Taylor and David Dorn but did not mention anything about the investigation into these cases. "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. Whether you are the family of Breonna Taylor or David Dorn, these are the ideals that will heal our nation's wounds." He continued, "Republicans will never turn a blind eye to unjust acts, but neither will we accept an all-out assault on western civilization."

Courier-Journal reports that Cameron is in the national spotlight right now as his office is in the midst of an investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman and ER technician whom Louisville police officers allegedly shot and killed in March 2020. It further reports that the power to bring criminal charges against the officers involved, at the state level, rests with Cameron. So reportedly, he's under a ton of public pressure to conclude his investigation.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron at the Mellon Auditorium while addressing the Republican National Convention on August 25, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images

Cameron did not stop there. He also scrutinized Biden’s other reportedly controversial statements on ethnicity and race like the one where Biden said: "Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly diverse attitudes about different things." To this, Cameron said, "Mr Vice President, look at me: I am Black. We are not all the same, sir. My mind is my own. And you can’t tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin."

Soon after he touched on sensitive cases of shootings without unraveling any details, the internet started to slam Camaron. Author Frederick Joseph tweeted, "This is Daniel Cameron, the former Black man and attorney general of Kentucky who chose not to do anything about Breonna Taylor's murder but just name-dropped her during his speech at the RNC in support of Trump. May he get everything coming to him. #RNC2020.”



 

A user asked how no arrests had been made in the shooting cases. "It has been more than 160 days since Breonna, an EMT and aspiring nurse was shot in her own home by police. No arrests."



 

Some users said that they will not approve of him in elections. “Nope! He's on the cross-off list too!” 



 

Author Meena Harris concurred, "Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who has done absolutely nothing to hold accountable the officers who killed Breonna Taylor, is speaking at the RNC right now in support of Trump."



 

On the other hand, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted in Cameron's support, "A star is rising: Daniel Cameron. That was one uplifting, unifying speech. Struck all the right notes."



 

On August 24, Camaron did share some details on the progress of the shooting cases. He tweeted, "There are rumors circulating about an announcement on Tuesday regarding our investigation into the death of Ms. Taylor. The investigation remains ongoing, and our office does not plan to make an announcement this week." He continued, "We continue to pursue the facts in this case through an independent and thorough investigation." 



 

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