Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMeet the lawyer Democrats call when it's recount time Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Mattis defends border deployment during visit to troops | Bolton aide exits WH after clash with first lady | House blocks Yemen war resolution | Report warns of erosion in US military superiority Exit polls show more women breaking with Republicans MORE’s emails united the top two candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday as Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersO'Rourke receives invite to visit Iowa from Democratic Party in Des Moines Senators return to Washington intent on action against Saudis Bernie Sanders: 'We have a president who is a racist' MORE (I-Vt.) came to his rival’s defense.

After Clinton gave a lengthy response to a question about her use of a private email server as secretary of State, concluding by saying that she believed voters wanted to hear about other issues, Sanders offered her support.

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“I think the Secretary is right, and I think the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” he said to raucous cheers from the partisan crowd in Las Vegas.

“The American people want to know whether we will have a democracy or an oligarchy as a result of Citizens United. Enough of the emails, let’s talk about the real issues,” Sanders said.

The comments drew a standing ovation and caused Clinton to remark, “Thanks, Bernie!”

The two turned to each other, shook hands and smiled. 

The controversy surrounding Clinton’s emails has hurt her in the polls, with voters citing concerns about her trustworthiness.