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Senator Tim Scott tears up talking about Charleston

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) teared up while speaking from the Senate floor Wednesday about the attack in Charleston. Scott said he spoke with the son of one of the victims who told him, "God cares for His people. God still lives."

"And then he said with great enthusiasm and energy, a sense of excitement, that this evil attack would lead to reconciliation, restoration, and unity in our nation," he said. "Those were powerful words."