Senator Scott Remembers the Emanuel Nine

Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement on the 2nd anniversary of the tragic shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston:

“Two years ago, on June 17th 2015, we experienced one of the greatest atrocities South Carolina has ever known. Our city and our state were left shaken and heartbroken. The horrific actions of a man filled with hate took the lives of nine parishioners.

However, in the face of evil, nine families and the congregation at Mother Emanuel taught us the power of love and forgiveness. We must honor the memory of the Emanuel 9 by working to come together, and ensure that hate does not win. Their families  showed us how much better we are united, and we all need to take that to heart.“