"The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate", Cruz's statement said.
She says the attack was a reminder that evil still existed in the world but she remained confident Americans would be united.
" I don't believe that hate is increasing, I think that there has been hateful people out there all along and I think that in today's climate, they feel embolden", says Reverend Richard Hendricks, from Metropolitan Community Church. On Saturday afternoon, a Virginia State Police helicopter assisting in monitoring the protests crashed in Albermarle County.
Friday night white nationalist organizations from around to the country descended onto Virginia to protest the ordered removal of former confederate general Robert E. Lee's statue from Virginia State Grounds.
Ana Navarro said: "This is not "many sides". Our message is plain and simple: Go home. The goal of the controversial event was to unify the far-right wing and "affirm the right of Southerners and white people to organize for their interests", according to its Facebook page. Police have since said the attack was premeditated and the driver is in custody. "There is no place for you here". "Let's come together as one!"