Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersA case for open borders and how it can boost the world economy Sen. Sanders: 'Hypocrite' Trump rants against undocumented immigrants, but hires them at his properties On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery MORE received the loudest applause of the night during Thursday’s primary debate in New Hampshire when he aimed his fire not at rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonColorado governor teases possible presidential run Mueller asks judge for September sentencing for Papadopoulos House Judiciary Committee subpoenas FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts MORE but at the Republican Party.
"On our worst days ... we are 100 times better than any Republican candidate," the Vermont senator said, before his voice was lost under the whooping, whistling crowd.
Sanders prefaced his comments — which came near the end of the night — by offering a peace gesture to the former secretary of State, whom he had argued with fiercely throughout the night. 
"Sometimes in campaigns, things get a little bit out of hand," Sanders said. "I happen the respect the secretary very much. I hope it's mutual."