Watch Bernie Sanders saying he’s tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails”

As the 2016 democratic party candidates for President faced off for the first time tonight, the CNN moderator made a point of bringing up Hillary Clinton‘s use of email. It’s a long worn thread which the republicans are still trying to use for political gain, even as mainstream Americans seem to have grown tired of hearing about it. Surprise: Clinton’s chief rival Bernie Sanders is tired of hearing about email as well. And he said so during the debate emphatically.

In a moment which may not change anyone’s vote in the democratic primary race, but may have cemented the party unity theme upon which Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have tried to base their 2016 campaigns, Sanders was handed an opportunity to make hay of the email controversy. She defended herself and then he was given an opportunity to respond. Rather than taking the bait and trying to score cheap points, or even taking a pass on the issue, Bernie admitted that what he was about to say wasn’t “great politics” but then went on to say to her, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” He then went on to make a case for why the election should be about real issues, and by the end of the exchange, the two were embracing. Watch the memorable clip below:

Clinton and Sanders went on to disagree about some details of issues like gun control, Syria, and banking reform. But it’s clear that neither is interested in scoring cheap points. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution:

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  1. Pia Owen on October 14, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Good on this. Damn poud to be a liberal Democrat tonight. Anderson Cooper did a fine job, the audience, star-stdeed with both politicians and celebrities, supporters of the Dems, was very receptive and informed of big issues facing our country. All in all, I do believe that Sanders and the others are serving the Democratic Primary positively, ultimately supporting the strong winner, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Go #Hillary2016! Amen.

  2. Linda Terrell on October 14, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Stand aside, GOP, the adults are in the room.

  3. Nitya Nand Arora on October 14, 2015 at 9:59 am

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders comments to defend Hillary Clinton shows his sincerity in healthy competition.GOOD GOING BERNIE.

  4. Veronica Lowe Salreno on October 14, 2015 at 11:48 am

    That was good. But even better was Hillarys one word answer when asked if she wanted to respond to Chafee.

  5. Elaine Vincent Kantor on October 14, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I heartily commend Bernie Sanders on that action!

  6. Laurence A. Walczak on October 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    And we’re tired of hearing him blame Wall St. for every problem on the globe…take about a one-dimensional candidate…!!

  7. Larry Dague on October 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    She is definitely the most experienced debater..but her people will coach her on the belly laugh she let slip out

  8. Betty Brock on October 15, 2015 at 12:53 am

    A priceless moment received a standing ovation.

  9. Jim Barbara Glover on October 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    It was a glorious moment.

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