Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Health Care: States fight Trump on non-ObamaCare plans | Analysis looks into surprise medical bills | Left hits industry group working against single payer Overnight Energy: Trump Cabinet officials head west | Zinke says California fires are not 'a debate about climate change' | Perry tours North Dakota coal mine | EPA chief meets industry leaders in Iowa to discuss ethanol mandate Sen. Sanders blasts Zinke: Wildfires 'have everything to do with climate change' 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 ClintonHillicon Valley: FBI fires Strzok after anti-Trump tweets | Trump signs defense bill with cyber war policy | Google under scrutiny over location data | Sinclair's troubles may just be beginning | Tech to ease health data access | Netflix CFO to step down Signs grow that Mueller is zeroing in on Roger Stone Omarosa claims president called Trump Jr. a 'f--- up' for releasing Trump Tower emails 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.
 
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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."