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McConnell expresses confidence in Cameron on Breonna Taylor case

Posted at 6:08 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 08:01:38-04

This week, several Kentucky figures will speak at the Republican National Convention. One of them is Attorney General Daniel Cameron - who is currently facing public pressure to finish the investigation into Breonna Taylor's death and release the findings.

Last month, Cameron emphasized that the investigation can't be rushed.

"We recognize the interest of the public in getting to a conclusion of this, but we also have a responsibility to make sure we get this right," said Cameron.

Cameron has not discussed the high-profile case with his mentor and former boss, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to McConnell.

After an appearance at Ecofibre's Georgetown facility on Monday, McConnell was asked if he has given Cameron any advice on the case or whether the Attorney General has reached out.

"We've not discussed it, but I have a great deal of confidence in the Attorney General," said McConnell.

McConnell said he's confident Cameron will go where the facts lead him and take action if and when it is appropriate. However, some in the public believe the investigation is taking too long. Protests are being held and directed at Cameron to encourage him to charge the officers involved in Taylor's death.

And as this pressure mounts, Cameron is scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention.

McConnell said he thinks it's okay for Cameron to take the time to do the speech.

"I'm doing the same thing," said McConnell.