Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont garnered lots of applause at the first one-on-one debate with rival Hillary Clinton when he took a shot at candidates on the other side of the aisle.
Prior to the notable statement, which came at the end of the debate, Sanders took time to offer peace towards Clinton — with whom he'd argued intensely throughout the course of the debate.
"Sometimes in campaigns, things get a little bit out of hand," he said during the Feb. 4 debate. "I happen to respect the secretary very much. I hope it's mutual."
Sanders then spoke out against the policies and positions of the Republican candidates.
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"On our worst days," he said, "I think it is fair to say we are 100 times better than any Republican candidate."
The statement garnered significant applause from the New Hampshire audience.
Clinton and Sanders clashed numerous times during the debate, most notably in a heated moment regarding Sanders' portrayal of Clinton as being in the pocket of Wall Street.
"It's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out," Clinton said after Sanders referred to several occasions on which Clinton was paid over $200,000 to speak at Goldman Sachs events, BBC notes.