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Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron: This Country Has Always Tried To Be A More Perfect Union


Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said President Biden and Congressional Democrats are "throw[ing] fuel on the fire" of racial tension Sunday on FOX News Channel’s "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo.

In response to comments from Stacey Abrams, he said the controversial Georgia voting law "makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat, that's all."

"Georgia has done what any state, I think, has the responsibility and the important job of doing, which is secure their elections," he said. "For instance, here in Kentucky, our secretary of state, Michael Adams, along with Republicans and Democrats, put together an election law bill that makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat. That's all that they're trying to do in Georgia."

"When you have these caustic and hyperbolic terms that cast everything in racism, it does nothing for continuing a fruitful and productive conversation about the big issues in our country."

DANIEL CAMERON (R), KENTUCKY ATTORNEY GENERAL: Well, no, I don't believe this country is systemically racist.

What I believe is that this country has always tried from the very beginning to become a more perfect union. And, certainly, we have had our challenges throughout this nation's history, and there's no hiding from that.

But when you hear comments like you heard from President Biden and others that throw fuel on the fire, that explode the tensions that we have in this country, that's not good for hoping to unify this country.

And so, in my part, I try to stay away from hyperbolic terms. I try to make sure that I reflect love and -- in Christ in my comments and try not to be caustic. So I'm going to continue to do that. I'm going to continue to reach out to folks that have different views from me.

Of course, again, as I stated earlier, we have challenges in this country. But the promise of a more perfect union is always one step away, always one step closer. And I think that, together, we can get there if we put aside these hyperbolic terms, if we put aside casting aspersions on one another, and if we hold hands and walk together into our future...

I think it's important that Republicans make sure that we show a strong vision and alternative for how this country can look.

That's why I'm excited that, after President Biden tells us what he's going to do in terms of taxing and spending and what have you, that we're going to hear a very positive, a very forward-looking vision from Senator Tim Scott. He's a personal friend of mine. I'm excited about what he's going to have to say about the vision of this country and how Republicans can align with that vision for the working men and women of this country.

I think that's incredibly important as we move forward.

When I talk about the working men and women of this country, I'm talking about folks that look like me, folks, Maria, that look like you that -- folks that are the rainbow, if you will, of this country.

And so it's important for Republicans to make sure that we're tapping into that renewed spirit of reaching out and working with the working men and women of this country to make sure that they have good-paying jobs, to make sure that they're able to take care of the issues that are of the focus of the dinner table at night.

And so I'm excited about what he has to say. Things like what Maxine Waters and, again, President Biden have said, those things really hurt the unification of this country going forward.

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