Tim Scott: Charleston Shooting ‘Worst Atrocity in State’s History’

By JM Rieger
Posted June 23, 2015 at 8:46pm
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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.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., later suggested the statue of Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky state capitol should be moved to the Kentucky history museum, but avoided discussing whether statues of Confederate leaders around Capitol Hill should be moved. Read more.