Senator Tim Scott Statement on Charleston Tragedy
Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the statement below regarding the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. The Senator will be leaving Washington to return home to South Carolina as soon as possible.
“My heart is breaking for Charleston and South Carolina tonight. This senseless tragedy at a place of worship – where we come together to laugh, love and rejoice in God’s name – is absolutely despicable and can never be understood.
“Tonight we stand together in prayer for Pastor Pinckney and his congregation at Emanuel AME, and for the families who are enduring unimaginable pain at the loss of their loved ones. We will come together as a city and as a state to lift up those who need us most right now. I hope for their sake, and for the people of Charleston, that the perpetrators of this terrible crime are swiftly brought to justice.”