Around the South for June 22: SC: Haley, Graham & Scott

South Carolina: Haley’s soft and hard sides. Appearing at a news conference the day after the massacre of nine people at an historically black AME church in Charleston, Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) voice broke and she fought back tears as she said that “the heart and soul of South Carolina is broken.” The next day, she declared that if Dylann Roof is convicted of the killings, the death penalty should be imposed, reports Reuters ……. South Carolina: Graham says killings racially motivated. “My state, like our nation, has a difficult history of race relations… There is no doubt we have made great progress, but Charleston reminds us there is still much to do,” said US Sen. and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham (R), reports the McClatchy News Service …….  South Carolina: Scott says murders brought people together. Speaking of alleged killer Roof, US Sen. Tim Scott (R), an African American, said Sunday on Face the Nation, “This is obviously a case of racism. His actions were driven by hatred… [but] what he’s done for South Carolina, and what he’s done for Charleston is he’s brought our community together.” …..