Fact check: AG Daniel Cameron not married to Mitch McConnell’s relative
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is not married to a relative of Mitch McConnell
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is not married to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s relative despite a persistent internet rumor.
Cameron has been at the center of controversy since he was appointed to the investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death after Louisville police officers executed a botched no-knock raid. The backlash against him reached new heights last week after a grand jury decided not to directly charge any of the officers involved in Taylor’s death.
As theGrio reported, Cameron stated that the officers were justified in their use of force. Nonetheless, he will be releasing transcripts of the grand jury proceedings after a juror requested it because they claim Cameron misrepresented their conclusions in the case.
Many social media users believe the attorney general wanted to excuse the officer’s actions because he is Sen. McConnell’s protégé, serving as his legal counsel for more than two years. It has also been shared on social media that Cameron is related by marriage to McConnell, who has three daughters.
Cameron married his second wife, Makenze Evans, this past July. McConnell was in attendance at the nuptials.
“I bet you didn’t know the Attorney General of Kentucky is married to Mitch McConnell’s niece. Yes, the same one who took the case before the grand jury and received no charges for the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor,” reads the text of a post, along with photos of Cameron and his wife. “I said it before, and I’ll say it again. This isn’t about justice but political aspirations and white votes. He has now proven himself to the white people of Kentucky by selling out his own.”
A spokesperson for Cameron told USA Today this week that the rumor that Cameron was married to McConnell’s niece or granddaughter was “false.”
A spokesperson for the Kentucky senator previously debunked a similar claim as well when it began to gain traction over the summer. Stephanie Penn told USA Today politics reporter Phillip M. Bailey that it just wasn’t true.
“I’ll say this once and only once because this is so not the issue at hand, but is becoming somewhat of an actual distraction for some folks on the left who either keep asking or telling me. @DanielCameronAG is NOT engaged to @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell’s granddaughter,” Bailey tweeted.
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