Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron fired back on critics Thursday after he was repeatedly attacked as a racing traitor for his handling of the Breonna Taylor shooting investigation.
“It is so unfortunate that because I have a different political philosophy and because of my roles as attorney general and special attorney in the Breonna Taylor investigation, I led with the facts and the truth and led to the conclusion that somehow did.” I’ll betray my race, “said Cameron to” Tucker Carlson Tonight “.
Cameron, who is black, was brought into the national spotlight last week after announcing a Jefferson County grand jury would not bring murder charges against three Louisville police officers in connection with Taylor̵
An activist who co-founded the women’s march told Cameron that it was “used by the system to harm your own mother”. Beyonce, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston and comedian DL Hughley have all shared their dislike for Cameron’s words and actions after the indictment this week.
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“It’s disgusting, it’s so disappointing, but it goes without saying,” Cameron told host Tucker Carlson on Thursday. “Whenever someone stands for the truth, and that truth is different from a narrative that was pushed by others, this is how they react.”
Cameron added that he decided to finally look into the personal attacks to show “that enough is enough”.
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The 34-year-old made history last year when he was elected the Commonwealth’s first black attorney general. He is also the first Republican to hold this position in more than 70 years.
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“Black Republicans, people who believe in the truth … we’ll stand up,” he vowed. “That’s what I did when I gave all of the information to the grand jury on the Breonna Taylor investigation, and that’s my responsibility. It’s my responsibility to be the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”
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Brett Hankison, who was fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department in June, faces three first-degree vandalism cases for allegedly firing bullets that have penetrated several of Taylor’s neighbors’ nearby residential units. Against Sgt. Johnathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, the other two officers in the March 13 drug attack that led to Taylor’s death.
“The tragedy is that Breonna Taylor was in the hallway … and was hit,” said Cameron, “but the tragedy doesn’t allow me not to present facts and truths – and that’s what we did here.” “
Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.