A Kentucky Republican nominee for state attorney general is pushing back against Democrats claiming their party is a party of “tolerance.”
Daniel Cameron declared he is a “proud Republican” on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday, dismissing accusations against President Trump as a racist and calling Democrats out for their hypocrisy.
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The African-American candidate is in a heated battle against Democrat Greg Stumbo for Kentucky’s attorney general post and has been feeling the heat of his opponent’s party aimed at him and his support of Trump. who has officially endorsed him.
The young conservative, who has been a lifelong Republican, told guest host Brian Kilmeade that his message is “pretty simple.”
“The Democratic Party needs to stop telling black Americans how to think,” he said.
“I’m a proud Republican, I’ve certainly been a Republican all my life. I registered as a Republican at 18 years old. I believe in the values of this party. I’m proud to stand with Donald Trump, who endorsed me recently, and help him fight illegal immigration, stand up for the sanctity of life, and fight against socialism, so I have heard worse but this is not about me, this is about standing up and saying enough is enough,” Cameron added.
The former University of Louisville football player who also served as Sen. Mitch McConnell’s legal counsel in Washington, D.C., shared this week how a liberal lawyer had leveled a racial slur against him.
Yesterday, a liberal attorney said I should stop eating “coon flakes” in a @CourierJournal interview. I am a proud lifelong Republican, part of a diverse @KYGOP ticket, and yes I support @realDonaldTrump. It’s time to stop telling black Americans what we’re allowed to believe
— Daniel Cameron (@djaycameron) August 7, 2019
“The black community is told day in and day out that they have to speak with one voice and that’s the voice of the Democratic Party,” he continued, contending that a “diverse group of folks” are needed on both sides of the political aisle.
“The values that I hold are consistent with the party of Lincoln, the party of Reagan, and the party of Trump, of the Republican Party, and so I’m honored to stand with the president,” Cameron said, noting that he won “104 of the 120 counties” in the state’s GOP primary race for attorney general.
He pushed back on the left’s narrative that “Republicans don’t embrace folks that look like me” while condemning recent protests at the Senate Majority Leader’s house as “disheartening.”
“We have become accustomed to seeing Democrats who preach tolerance … but often are intolerant when it comes to individuals who have a different view or belief system than them,” he said. “I’m here to say enough is enough, and that folks that look like me should feel that there is an opportunity for them in the Republican Party. I’m proud to be in this party, I’m proud to be endorsed by President Trump.”
Kilmeade asked Cameron about the left’s claims about Trump being a racist and what he knew about the president that refuted that.
“Well, I’m here to push back on that,” he replied. “I was in the Oval Office just a couple weeks ago when the President of the United States, Donald Trump, endorsed this campaign for attorney general. Look, the president is fighting day in and day out against socialism. He’s fighting day in and day out against illegal immigration. He’s fighting for the sanctity of life.”
He reiterated his message saying “the folks who look like me should feel that there is an opportunity for them in the Republican Party.”
“This is an awesome opportunity that we have in Kentucky. We have not had a Republican Attorney General since 1948,” he noted. “We need someone that’s going to stand for the rule of law, stand up against illegal immigration, and I’m here to do that.”
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