South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley choked up during a news conference about the arrest of 21-year-old Dylann Roof, the suspect in the massacre Wednesday of nine churchgoers at a historic predominantly black church in Charleston.
“We woke up today,” Haley said, fighting back tears, “and the heart and soul of South Carolina was broken. And so we have some grieving to do. And we’ve got some pain we have to go through. Parents are having to explain to their kids how they can go to church and feel safe. And that’s not something ever we thought we’d deal with.”