Kentucky AG name-drops Breonna Taylor in RNC speech

Most of Daniel Cameron's address was spent praising the Republican Party and criticizing Democratic nominee Vice President Joe Biden.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium while addressing the Republican National Convention. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Despite his inaction in seeking justice for her, Kentucky’s first Black attorney general spoke at the 2020 Republican National Convention Tuesday night and name-dropped Breonna Taylor.

As her kin and community continue to seek the arrest of the Louisville police officers who wrongfully shot and killed Taylor in her own home over five months ago, Daniel Cameron mentioned the 26-year-old EMT to praise the Republican party and defend “Western civilization.”

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Breonna Taylor is pictured in an undated photo. (Credit: Instagram/@keyanna.guifarro)

On the second night of the 2020 RNC, rising state GOP darling Cameron – who faces widespread criticism for his reluctance to prosecute Louisville Metro Police Department officers Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankison and Jonathan Mattingly – used the national spotlight to say that Republicans do not ignore racial injustice.

“Whether you are the family of Breonna Taylor or of David Dorn,” he said, “Republicans will never turn a blind eye to unjust acts, but neither will we accept this all-out assault on Western civilization.”

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As theGrio previously reported, David Dorn, 77, was a retired St. Louis police captain who was shot dead in June amid unrest outside a pawn shop.

Furthermore, the notion of defending “Western civilization,” or European heritage and cultural values, is noted to be used by White supremacists to bolster what they believe is their intellectual superiority over different or less fortunate non-white cultures.

Cameron’s Republican-friendly approach to talking about racial inequality fell on deaf ears with Black Twitter, its scores mocking the AG for not pursuing charges against the men responsible for Taylor’s death.

The majority of Cameron’s appearance was dedicated to underscoring his appreciation for the GOP and attacking Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden.

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Framing the narrative that it is Biden who is racist, he referenced one of Biden’s infamous gaffes when the eight-year VP stated that Black Donald Trump supporters “ain’t Black.”

“Mr. Vice President, look at me. 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.”

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