Biden was joined by Bernie Sanders, who also called out Trump for refusing to acknowledge that the violence in Charlottesville was a coordinated effort by "Neo-Nazis". During last year's campaign, James also took issue with Trump's use of the term "locker room talk" to describe his controversial 2005 comments about women that appeared to endorse sexual assault.
Terry McAuliffe had a strong message Saturday to the white nationalists behind a rally that degenerated into violence with protesters that eventually killed one person and injured 35 others: "Go home and never come back". According to the Charlottesville government, one of them was killed in a ramming attack while the two others died in a helicopter crash near the city on Saturday.
"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. "It has been going on for a long time in our country - not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time", Trump said in his statement.
Tonight's rallies like this one are condemning the white nationalist rally that began this morning in Virginia and the death of a counter protestor after witnesses say a vehicle drove into the group.
Protesters gathered on Saturday night and made their way peacefully downtown, chanting and waving signs and banners.
The organization called on Trump to find "moral clarity" and condemn the violence and racially motivated hatred.
The act of violence has been met with widespread condemnation. But he did not mention white nationalists and the alt-right movement in his remarks. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan denounced the white supremacist views "fuelling the spectacle" as "repugnant". The "Unite the Right" rally sought to challenge the city's ordered removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Counter-protesters massed in opposition.
One woman was killed when a man plowed a auto into the crowd and dozens more were injured, prompting a federal civil rights investigation.