Kentucky AG Slams Biden: ‘You Can’t Tell Me How to Vote Because of My Skin Color'
Daniel Cameron rebukes Biden at RNC: 'I am black. We are not all the same, sir.'
Kentucky's Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron has slammed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden for suggesting that all black people should vote for him in November.
Speaking during the RNC's Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, AG Cameron rebuked former Vice President Biden for saying African Americans who don't vote for him "ain't black."
In a message directly addressing Biden, Cameron reminded the ex-VP that black people "are not all the same."
"Mr. Vice President, look at me," Cameron said during his powerful convention speech.
"I am black. We are not all the same, sir," Cameron asserted.
"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 declared.
Cameron was referring to controversial comments made by Biden during an interview in May that were widely seen as racist.
Speaking with radio host Charlamagne tha God, Biden said that African Americans "ain't black" if they haven't decided to vote for him instead of President Donald Trump.
In August, Biden also caused outrage for claiming there is no diversity of thought in the black community.
Cameron added that America must not move "back to a time when people were treated like political commodities who can't be trusted to think for themselves."
Daniel Cameron, the Kentucky attorney general, who is overseeing the investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death, appealed to Black voters not to let their skin color define their political allegiances at the #RNC2020 on Tuesday.— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 26, 2020
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Elsewhere in his speech, Cameron said Biden promises more to illegal immigrants than to American citizens.
"President Trump did build an economy that worked for everyone especially minorities and he will do it again in on immigration," Cameron said.
"Joe Biden promises more to illegal immigrants than he does to you.
"But President Trump believes his highest duty is to the American worker.
"The choice is clear," Cameron added.
"Let me close with something my mom told me," Cameron continued.
"This country’s many faces comprise a family, not separate parts to be divided against each other, and like any family, we care for one another.
"We grieve together," he said.
"We share our burdens and our struggles and we celebrate our successes, and though we fuss and fight, we are not enemies.”
"We are Americans, united by a collective faith in our Constitution, and laws, and the fundamental fairness they represent,” added Cameron.
"We are defenders of life and of individual liberty, and we carry the mantle of Eisenhower and of Reagan to be a force for good in this world and one that must always be reckoned with."
"That’s my Republican Party," Cameron concluded.
"The party of Lincoln that believes America is an indispensable nation, an evergreen tree standing tall in a turbulent world, and that’s why I am voting for Donald Trump for president."