Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron—the first African American elected to a standalone office in the state's history—refuted statements made by Democratic nominee Joe Biden on black voters during night two of the Republican national convention (RNC).
He castigated the Democratic Party's platform for pushing the notion that "your skin color must dictate your politics."
Seen as a rising star in the Republican party, Cameron previously worked as legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). At one point in his remarks, the 34-year-old directly addressed Biden.
"Mr. Vice President look at me, I am Black. We are not all the same, sir. I am not in chains," he said. "My mind is my own. And you can’t tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin."
Cameron often went after Biden and his history in politics, describing him as a "backwards thinker in a world craving forward-looking leadership" and that there was no wisdom in the Democrat nominee's plans, "just a trail of discredited ideas and offensive statements."
The Biden campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The attorney general also criticized the violent riots happening in some cities across the United States. At the same time, he said he supports peaceful protestors.
"But even as anarchists mindlessly tear up American cities while attacking police and innocent bystanders, we Republicans do recognize those who work in good faith towards peace, justice, and equality," Cameron said.
Jason Joyce, and an eighth-generation lobster fisherman from Maine, said he didn’t support Trump during the 2016 election, but has since changed his mind after the president followed through on his campaign promises. He lamented an Obama-Biden administration move to order thousands of miles of ocean off-limits to commercial fishermen.
“President Trump reversed that decision, reinstating the rules that allow stakeholder input, and he supports a process that seeks and respects fishermen’s views,” Joyce said.