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.
Scott shared the incident with his colleagues on the Senate floor Wednesday to explain the sometimes-fraught relationship between African Americans and law enforcement.