Sen. Scott reacts to final verdict of Mother Emanuel Church shooting
WASHINGTON, DC -U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) reacts to the final verdict reached in the murdertrialinvolving the shooting at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston:
“While today’s verdict will not bring back those lost, it does ensure that the families of those murdered and injured at Mother Emanuel will see justice come to the evil man who perpetrated this heinous crime. I know it was not easy for them to testify and to sit and watch as photos and evidence from June 17, 2015 were shown in court.
As the killer now awaits sentencing, I want the families of those lost that day to know one thing: we are all still with you. While this chapter is now closed, the rest of this book has yet to be written. Your strength and courage has changed Charleston, South Carolina, and our nation forever. We will not ever be able to fully thank you for showing us all the true meaning of righteousness, but what we can do is continue working every single day to ensure that the legacy of the Emanuel 9 lives on forever.
We know that love can overcome hate, and that united we are greater than the sum of our parts. Because although a racist madman attempted to destroy us, and we will never forget the scars he gave us, what he really ended up doing was showing us what we must do every single day. Believe in love. Trust in each other. And be resolute in our determination to move forward together.
God Bless the Emanuel 9, their families, Charleston and the state of South Carolina.”