Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron speaks during the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington on Tuesday.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron speaks during the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington on Tuesday. Susan Walsh/AP

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the first African American to serve in that role, attacked Joe Biden in his speech at the RNC tonight, saying the former vice president ought not tell Black Americans how to vote.

Beginning the speech by citing Abraham Lincoln, who was born in Kentucky, Cameron moved on to address a comment Biden made to popular Black radio host Charlamagne tha God back in May, in which he said “If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” (Biden later walked back his remark, saying, “I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted but nothing could be further [from] the truth.”)

“I… think about Joe Biden who says, ‘if you aren’t voting for me you’re not Black,'” Cameron said.

“…Mr. Vice President, look at me,” he continued. “I am Black. We are not all the same, I’m not in chains, my mind is my own and you can’t tell me how to vote because of the color of my skin.”

Cameron then called the Democratic presidential nominee a “backward thinker in a world that is craving forward-looking leadership.” 

“There is no wisdom in his record or his plan just a trail of discredited ideas and offensive statements,” he added.