Her comments come in contrast to statements made by her father President Donald Trump in the immediate aftermath of the violence at the Unite the Right rally - in which the president suggested there was blame on both sides, prompting an immediate backlash.
This year, he changed his rhetoric, instead denouncing "all types of racism and acts of violence".
He recalled seeing neo-Nazis and white supremacists demonstrating in his state that weekend and took issue with Trump's "both sides" comment previous year.
"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division", Trump said Saturday on Twitter, without noting that most of the violence, including a auto ramming that killed counterprotester Heather Heyer and injured at least 20 others, was committed by neo-Nazi marchers. "Peace to ALL Americans".
Sixty-one percent of Americans said in the CBS News/YouGov poll that they think that racial tensions have increased, while 29 percent said they thought that they were the same and 10 percent believed they have decreased. Forty-five percent of Americans feel the president tries to treat whites and racial minorities the same, including eight in 10 Republicans who describe his intentions that way. By comparison, more than 8 in 10 Republicans said the president's policies either had no effect on race relations or encouraged unity.
"There are strong signs from the White House to both houses of Congress that we are making progress as the party of Lincoln", Scott added.
Over 600 people gathered in Charlottesville to express their rejection of white supremacy, nearly a year after the neo-Nazi protests left three dead in this USA city.
She was scheduled to appear on America's Sunday morning talk shows yesterday even as police were putting up barricades in Washington.
After exhibiting fascist symbols for hours, a neo-Nazi protester rammed his vehicle into a crowd participating in an anti-racist counter-march, which killed a woman and injured 19 others.
Trump's tweet on Saturday faced criticism on social media as some jumped on the his wording of "all types of racism", after his claim a year ago that "both sides" were responsible for the violence. Fields was charged with second-degree murder while Troy Dunigan who was 21 years old at the time was charged with disorderly conduct, Jacob Smith with misdemeanour assault and James O'Brien was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
"If we dont say: "Not here, not now" this violence will keep happening on our watch." she said.
"And then another bright spot is the president's plan and objective to work with both the House and the Senate to reduce recidivism which, well, focuses on prison reform", Scott said. "I don't know. But he does seem to use race to divide and to amp up his base".