Sen. Tim Scott Wants to Know Where’s the Outrage Over ‘Coon Flakes’ Comment Against GOP Black Kentucky AG Candidate

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) rushed to the defense of Kentucky attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron after a Louisville radio host’s controversial comments about the Black conservative candidate.

Scott addressed the remarks on a Monday edition of “The Ingraham Angle” after the “racist” criticism failed to draw any outrage from Democrats.

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) argued that radio host Dawn Elliot’s comments against AG candidate Daniel Cameron proves “racism knows no party.” (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In an article published by the Courier Journal last week, WLOU 1350 co-host and attorney Dawn Elliott argued that Cameron, a Black Republican who supports Donald Trump, should “stop eating the coon flakes the White House is serving.” Cameron hit back at the radio host in a viral tweet, saying he’s a proud Republican and Trump supporter.

“It’s time to telling Black Americans what we’re allowed to believe,” he added.

Scott weighed in on the controversy Monday and slammed the remarks by Elliot, who’s also African-American.

“No. 1, President Trump has endorsed [the] African American Republican candidate in Kentucky, Daniel Cameron,” the GOP’s sole Black senator told guest host Jason Chaffetz, a former Utah Republican congressman, who brought up the comments. “Two, you’ve not heard a single Democrat presidential candidate speak out — not even an iota — against these absolute vile comments against Daniel Cameron.”

Scott argued that the GOP is “going to consistently prove why Trump voters voted for me in South Carolina, Daniel Cameron in the Republican primary in Kentucky … the Democrats have nothing else to run on.”

The next day, the South Carolina Republican again pointed to the silence from the left and said he still hadn’t heard any condemnation of Elliot’s remarks “from any of the 2020 candidates running for president … or any Democrat really.”

Cameron, dubbed a rising “star” in the Republican party by Trump himself, thanked the senator for his support in a separate tweet. The former general counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is currently running against Democrat Greg Stumbo for the AG seat.

Despite backlash from Republicans, Elliot has defended her comments and said Cameron owes Black Kentucky voters an explanation for throwing his support behind “someone who is an open racist.”

“Why would anyone of color want to side with someone who is trying to destroy us?” she said.

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