Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivered a moving message of hope yesterday, remembering the victims of the Charleston church massacre. 

Before going on the Senate floor, Scott said he spoke with Daniel Simmons Jr., son of Rev. Daniel Simmons, a retired pastor who was among the nine victims.

Scott said he asked Simmons if there was anything he would like him to share in his speech. 

"He said, 'please share that God cares for his people. God still lives.' I was amazed. Then he said with great enthusiasm and energy, a sense of excitement, that this evil attack would lead to reconciliation, restoration and unity in our nation," said Scott. 

Choking back tears, Scott remarked, "Those were powerful words."

Watch the emotional remarks below.