LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders admitted during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate that he was making a poor political choice by not confronting front-runner Hillary Clinton on perhaps her most vulnerable issue: her emails.
Clinton gave a canned answer in response to a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper about her off-the-books email system. She said that while she committed a mistake, she believed that Republicans were hyping the controversy for political gain.
And Sanders appeared to agree. He responded to Clinton’s remarks with a comment he said, “may not be great politics.”
“I think the secretary is right,” he said. “And that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”
“Let me say something about the media as well,” he continued. “The middle class in this country is collapsing.”
“Enough of the emails!” he exclaimed. “Let’s talk about the real issues.”
The remarks led to a large round of applause in the auditorium at the Wynn Hotel and Casino. Clinton appeared pleased by Sanders’s support.
“Thank you, Bernie,” she said.