WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on news that the U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement agreement with the families of the victims of the 2015 massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
“I am very pleased to hear that the Department of Justice has reached a settlement agreement with the families of the victims of the Mother Emanuel attack. I have been very supportive of the families’ rights to pursue legal recourse because of the failure of the NICS program to adequately pick up prior offenses of Dylann Roof.
“I appreciate the efforts of the Attorney General and his team to reach this settlement, and I hope the families of the victims of this horrible deed will find some closure with this settlement.”