"While our prayers go out to Charlottesville, we come to remember these basic truths laid out in the Declaration of independence by the most eminent of the citizens of this city (Thomas Jefferson, editor's NOTE): "all men are created equal; they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights", ' write the two Bush. We're renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country and great for the American worker".
From former presidents to current congressional leaders, frustrated Republicans on Wednesday distanced themselves from President Donald Trump's latest comments on the deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia.
"The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington".
Historians, too, said that with his reluctance to single out racism and bigotry for condemnation, Trump has ceded the presidency's moral authority and threatened America's leadership at home and overseas.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who has been a strong critic of Trump since the 2016 election, also didn't use his name to call him out: "No, not the same".
Four former USA presidents have condemned racism and hatred after the deadly vehicle attack and violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.
"I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them", she said.
Other leading Republicans to criticise Mr Trump's remarks included former MA governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and USA senator Marco Rubio, also a Trump rival in the 2016 campaign.
The statement, and one by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, did not specifically address remarks by Trump where the president showed sympathy for fringe groups' efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion".