Black Republican Senator Speaks About His Own Interactions With Police
He's the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate — which is part of why his comments have struck a chord.By Samantha Crook | July 14, 2016
"In the course of one year, I've been stopped seven times by law enforcement officers. Not four, not five, not six, but seven times in one year as an elected official," Sen. Tim Scott said.
"Recognize that just because you do not feel the pain, the anguish of another does not mean it does not exist. To ignore their struggles, our struggles, does not make them disappear. It simply leave you blind and the American family very vulnerable," Scott said.