A candlelight vigil was held on the steps of the South Carolina State House Saturday night, organized by the liberal activist group, Indivisible Midlands.
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) joined a growing voice of Republicans calling Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., an act of domestic terrorism.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) demanded a US Justice Department investigation of what he called a grotesque act of domestic terrorism, The Hill newspaper reported. Governor
Henry McMaster urged prayers for the people of Virginia.
US Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) pinned at the top of his Twitter feed a tweet he sent 18 months after Dylan Roof gunned down 9 parishioners at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
In her twitter statement, former SC Governor Nikki Haley also looked back at the the violence in Charleston that led the state to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house grounds.
Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina, Catherine Templeton, tweeted this.