By Katie Reilly
July 14, 2016

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, of South Carolina, spoke out on Wednesday about the “trust gap” that exists between law enforcement officers and black communities, detailing his personal experience with discrimination.

“While I thank God I have not endured bodily harm, I have, however, felt the pressure applied by the scales of justice when they are slanted,” Scott said. “I have felt the anger, the frustration, the sadness and the humiliation that comes with feeling like you’re being targeted for nothing more than being just yourself.”

Here’s what he said in his speech to colleagues in the U.S. Senate:

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