Sanders mocks Clinton's claim that she 'called out' Wall Street

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Sanders pointed to six-figure speeches Clinton gave to Goldman Sachs in 2013 and political donations from Wall Street to argue she can't be trusted to crack down on banks. Clinton claimed she’s been calling out “the bad behaviors of Wall Street” since the time she represented much of the sector as a senator from New York.

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“Secretary Clinton called them out,” countered Sanders. “Oh my gosh, they must have been really crushed by this. Was that before or after you received huge sums of money by giving speaking engagements?”

In an earlier exchange, after the Vermont senator claimed Clinton lacked the judgment to be president, Clinton pointed to Sanders’s interview with the New York Daily News, for which he’s been criticized.

“Talk about judgment? Talk about the problems he had answering questions about even his core issue: breaking up the banks,” said Clinton. “He could not explain how that would be done.”

The former secretary of State also vowed to expand Dodd-Frank, the financial reform legislation passed after the 2008 crisis, to large insurance companies and hedge funds, often called the “shadow banking” sector.