Fact Check: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's Wife Is NOT Mitch McConnell's Granddaughter -- or Niece

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's Wife Is NOT Mitch McConnell's Granddaughter -- or Niece No Relation

Is Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's wife the granddaughter of Sen. Mitch McConnell? No, that's not true. A rumor went viral that Mackenze Evans was the granddaughter of the Republican Senate majority leader. Cameron's spokeswoman, Elizabeth Kuhn, told Lead Stories that was "false." There is also no support for the claim she is the senator's niece.

The claim appeared as a post (archived here) published on Facebook on September 24, 2020. It opened:

So apparently Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron married Mitch McConnell's granddaughter last month!

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Thu Sep 24 21:14:28 2020 UTC)

Cameron, 34, and Evans, 27, were married on August 3, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky, and Republican Sen. McConnell of Kentucky attended the wedding, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. Cameron served as McConnell's legal counsel from 2015 to 2017, and led the confirmation process for judges, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, while working for the senator.

McConnell has three children, Porter, Claire and Eleanor. Evans is not the daughter of any of them, and she is not McConnell's granddaughter.

Cameron's office is at the center of ongoing controversy and unrest over the results of investigations into the death of Breonna Taylor. On September 23, 2020, Cameron's office announced a single grand jury indictment, that of fired Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison, charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. None of the other officers involved in the March 13, 2020, shooting of Taylor were charged in her death, CNN reported.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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