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“Last Friday, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., went home reeling from the events of the previous days. Two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were shot and killed by policemen in Baton Rouge and St. Paul.
“Hours later, a lone sniper killed five law enforcement officers during a peaceful “Black Lives Matter” demonstration in Dallas.
“’Pain and agony’ were words that Scott, the only black Republican in South Carolina’s congressional delegation, used to describe his own emotional state.”