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Scott: Police Asked For ID Even When Wearing His Senator's Pin

South Carolina's Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, walked into a Capitol Hill building after five years in office, wearing the pin that marked him as a senator. 

“The officer looked at me with a little attitude and said, ‘The pin, I know. You, I don’t. Show me your ID,'” Scott recalled.

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Republicans Warn Obama on Gitmo Closure

Opponents of moving Guantánamo detainees to the U.S. mainland are firing a new round of warning shots ahead of an Obama administration plan regarding closing the facility.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told reporters Thursday he could hold up as many nominations as needed to try to thwart implementation of any executive actions on transferring individuals held at the prison facility at the naval base to the United States.

Scott Tears Up Over Charleston Church Shooting

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott continued his tribute to the victims of last week’s Charleston church shooting in a powerful speech that brought him to tears on the Senate floor Wednesday.

In between votes on “fast-track” trade legislation, the freshman Republican read the names of each of the nine victims and introduced a resolution condemning the attack, which was adopted by unanimous consent.

House Holds Moment of Silence for Charleston Shooting Victims

The South Carolina congressional delegation, joined on the House floor by the Congressional Black Caucus, held a moment of silence Tuesday for the victims of last week’s Charleston, S.C., church shooting.

Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting 'Worst Atrocity in State's History'

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., reflected on last week’s Charleston church shooting at the top of Tuesday’s GOP news conference, thanking lawmakers for reaching out to him while calling the event the “worst atrocity” in South Carolina’s history.

“You look at the families of the nine victims and you look at what they did at the bond hearing, it was probably the best of who we are as Americans. What they simply said in profound words was, ‘I forgive you,’” Scott said. “… I am thankful that I live in a country where forgiveness can be seen in the worst of conditions.”