Sen. Orrin Hatch said white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Va. are "fueled by hate" as protesters poured into the town Saturday morning.
"Their tiki torches may be fueled by citronella but their ideas are fueled by hate, & have no place in civil society," the Utah senator tweeted.
Tiki torch-bearing white nationalists chanted "white lives matter," "you will not replace us," and "blood and soil," a phrase associated with the Nazis, while marching at the University of Virginia on Friday night.
Virginia police ordered the rally to be shut down Friday night, declaring the protest "unlawful."
The group is holding a Unite the Right rally Saturday in Charlottesville that's meant to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.