WATCH: @BernieSanders shuts down boos from crowd about Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOnly three people had private Clinton email accounts, aide says Kasich touts poll showing he does better against Clinton than Trump Warren criticizes Obama administration on antitrust enforcement MORE: "We can have differences." https://t.co/Kc5P1lXpUl— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 23, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate gets deal to speed up Puerto Rico bill Trump loses invite to address Latino group over 'vilification' of Hispanics Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream MORE shut down supporters on Tuesday who booed when he mentioned rival Hillary Clinton.
Sanders brought up a difference he and Clinton have during an event he held.
"Let me give you an example of one of the areas where my opponent, Secretary Clinton, and I have a strong disagreement," he said.
When people in the crowd started booing after he mentioned Clinton's name, Sanders shut them down.
"I respect Secretary Clinton," he said.
"We can have differences," he added, to cheers.
Sanders and Clinton are battling for the Democratic nomination. Clinton has a 5.6 point lead nationally over Sanders, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.