Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren: 'Today is a great day... but I'm not doing a touchdown dance' Sanders: Canceled ObamaCare repeal vote 'major victory' for working class Stunning polls show Sanders soaring while 'TrumpCare' crashes 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 Rodham ClintonWarren: 'Today is a great day... but I'm not doing a touchdown dance' Hollywood stars weigh in on GOP pulling healthcare bill Hillary Clinton: Today was a victory, 'but this fight isn't over yet' 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."