A far-left group being funded by liberal billionaire George Soros is targeting Kentucky Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Daniel Cameron, a Black Republican, with an ad disparaging him as an Uncle Tom.
Black Voters Matter Action PAC, which FEC filings show received millions from Soros’ super-PAC, has been running the radio ad on a local R&B station based in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, describing Cameron as “Uncle Daniel Cameron,” and accusing him of betraying his race by declaring “all skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.”
“What’s up Kentucky? It’s election time, and all skinfolk ain’t kinfolk. Over the past few years, we’ve taken to the streets to demand racial justice, to demand healthcare, and the right to make decisions about our body. And now, Uncle Daniel Cameron is threatening to take us backwards, the same man who refused to seek justice for Breonna Taylor now wants to run our whole state,” the ad says.
“We can’t let that happen. We won’t let that happen. On November 7th vote Andy Beshear for governor,” it adds, declaring support for incumbent Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear, who is White.
Cameron hit back at the group and accused Democrats, along with other left-wing organizations, of using “racist attacks” solely because he doesn’t support their policies. He also called on Beshear to condemn the ad.
“I believe here in Kentucky you shouldn’t be judged by the color of your skin, but by the content of your character. The same cannot be said of Joe Biden, out-of-state, radical left interest groups, and the national Democrat Party, who think you can’t be Black and conservative,” he said in a statement.
“I never faced racism or discrimination while growing up or working in Kentucky until I decided to stand up to the national Democrat establishment. I don’t support their policies, so the Left attacks me for my skin color. These racist attacks have been happening for years and the media has either enabled or ignored them,” he added, referencing a cartoon published in a liberal paper earlier this year characterizing him in a racist manner.
When asked about Cameron’s call to condemn the ad, Beshear’s campaign referred Fox News Digital to what he told the Lexington Herald-Leader on Sunday, that the ad came from “an African American-led PAC, so we’ll let them comment for themselves.”
In a Saturday YouTube video, Black Star Network’s Roland Martin spoke with Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Action PAC, who defended the ad and doubled down on the racialized attacks against Cameron.
“You don’t want to talk about the substance of the ad, he wanted to talk about the Uncle Daniel Cameron. And technically, we didn’t call him Uncle Tom right? To do so actually would probably be more of an insult to the actual Uncle Tom,” Albright said while discussing Cameron’s criticism.
He went on to blast Cameron for being “against” the Black community, citing his decision not to charge the officers involved in the 2020 Breonna Taylor shooting and his approach to healthcare and affirmative action.
“It’s issue, after issue, after issue where he has shown himself to be just as much of a threat to the Black community as the staunches(sic) White supremacists. You don’t have to be White to pursue and reinforce White supremacist policies. As we said in the ad, all skinfolk ain’t kinfolk,” he added.
When asked about Albright’s defense of the ad, Cameron’s campaign told Fox News Digital his comments were “disgusting.”
“Daniel Cameron holds the views of a traditional, conservative Republican. It’s disgusting that someone would liken mainstream Republican views to white supremacy. But this is where the modern Democrat Party has taken us: Kentucky’s first-ever Black gubernatorial nominee is being called a White supremacist because he is a Republican,” Cameron campaign surrogate and Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman Sean Southard said.
“That sort of irresponsible language is an insult to every conservative-thinking person in the state,” he added.
The election between Cameron and Beshear will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The White House said Sunday it “vigorously condemns” the group of pro-Palestinian rioters in Russia who flooded an airport as they were shouting antisemitic chants and reportedly searching for passengers from a flight that departed from Tel Aviv, Israel.
The airport, located in the city of Makhachkala in the Republic of Dagestan, closed after rioters began flooding the runway Sunday night, Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsia reported. All other flights headed toward Makhachkala were diverted.
In the first public comment made by the Biden administration since the incident, White House National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said the U.S. condemns the “antisemitic protests” at the airport in Russia.
“The United States vigorously condemns the antisemitic protests in Dagestan, Russia,” Watson wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “The U.S. unequivocally stands with the entire Jewish community as we witness a worldwide surge in antisemitism. There is never any excuse or justification for antisemitism.”
Many users on X blasted Watson’s post for referring to the riot as a “protest,” with some people replying that the correct term would be “pogrom,” which means attacks on particular ethnic groups, particularly Jewish people.
During the riot, a small number of Israelis were “isolated” at the airport as rioters were heard yelling “Allahu Akbar” and antisemitic slogans, according to Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation reporter Amichai Stein.
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem told Reuters that an Israeli ambassador in Russia was working with authorities to protect the Israelis in the region.
“The State of Israel views gravely attempts to harm Israeli citizens and Jews anywhere,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Israel expects the Russian law enforcement authorities to safeguard all Israeli citizens and Jews, whoever they may be, and to take robust action against the rioters and against the unbridled incitement being directed at Jews and Israelis.”
The majority of residents in Dagestan are Muslim while Jewish people represent a minority group in Russia – accounting for approximately 83,000 people in the entire country.
The riot at the Russian airport comes amid the ongoing war in the Middle East between Israeli forces and Hamas terrorists.
More than 9,400 people have been killed on both sides since Hamas launched its largest attack against Israel in decades on Oct. 7, prompting Israeli forces to respond. Thousands more have been wounded, and many others have been taken hostage by Hamas and raped, tortured and murdered.
Fox News’ Andrea Vacchiano contributed to this report.
The United Nations’ World Food Programme said Saturday the humanitarian organization has lost contact with their aid teams in Gaza amid the ongoing war between Israeli forces and Hamas terrorists.
WFP chief Cindy McCain made the announcement on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, after communications to people in Gaza were cut.
“The silence is deafening,” McCain wrote. “As conflict rages on, I am extremely worried for the safety of all humanitarian workers and civilians. We are at a tipping point. Humanity must prevail.”
This comes during Israel’s continued expansion of its ground attack against Gaza after cutting communications to the region. The residents of Gaza are now left without cellphone or radio service as Israeli forces attack Hamas from the ground, sea and air.
More than 8,700 people have been killed in Gaza and Israel since Hamas launched its largest attack against Israel in decades on October 7, leading to retaliatory action from Israeli forces. Thousands more have been wounded, and many others have been taken hostage by Hamas and raped, tortured and murdered.
McCain said food assistance from the U.N. has not been able to reach civilians in Gaza because of the recent attacks.
“With communications cut in #Gaza, our lifesaving food assistance is at a standstill. We cannot reach staff and partners, or the people who rely on us,” McCain said in another post on X. “We urgently need the ability to operate and sustained access for humanitarian assistance. Every minute counts.”
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company’s Starlink satellite internet service will support internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza, although a timetable for when the connectivity in the region would be available is unclear given that access to the service requires certain technological equipment.
The international community has been working to supply civilians of Gaza with humanitarian aid, including food, water and medical supplies, in the wake of the violence in the region. This aid that began crossing into Gaza includes a 20-truck convoy carrying humanitarian assistance that was delivered to the region through the Rafah border crossing more than a week ago.
There have been calls from countries around the world for additional aid to be supplied to civilians stranded in Gaza.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Saturday morning he was surprised by Israel’s overnight airstrikes in Gaza.
“I was encouraged by what seemed to be a growing consensus for the need of at least a humanitarian pause in the Middle East,” he wrote on X. “Regrettably, instead I was surprised by an unprecedented escalation of bombardments, undermining humanitarian objectives.”
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees warned last week that relief operations could be significantly cut due to Israel’s blockade of fuel. The organization said fuel deliveries are needed to ensure people in Gaza have clean drinking water, hospitals can remain open and life-saving aid operations can continue.