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Friday, June 19, 2015

Sen. Tim Scott Honors Charleston Shooting Victims

Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol June 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Geithner met with House freshmen from both parties to talk about the debit ceiling. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) is pictured at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senator Tim Scott, the first black Republican U.S. senator elected in South Carolina since reconstruction, joins NPR’s Michel Martin to recall his friend Clementa Pinckney, one of nine people killed by a gunman in the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

Scott says this horrendous crime is not only reflective of the racial climate in South Carolina, but the United States, and doesn’t have a simple political solution.


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