While admitting that it may not have been “great politics,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came to Hillary Clinton’s defense during Tuesday’s Democratic Party presidential debate.
“The secretary is right,” Sanders said in response to a question from Anderson Cooper about the controversy surrounding Clinton’s private email use. “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”
“Me too, me too,” a smiling Clinton responded.
Sanders then took aim at media coverage of the email server.
“I go around the country, talk to a whole lot of people. The middle class in this country is collapsing. We have 27 million people living in poverty. We have massive wealth and income inequality, our trade policies have cost us millions of decent jobs,” he said. “The American people want to know whether we’re gonna have a democracy or an oligarchy as a result of Citizens United. Enough of the emails — let’s talk about the real issues facing America.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online, below.
Whoopi Goldberg drops the hammer on Trump impeachment: ‘We’re a lawless country right now — open your eyes’
"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg urged viewers to open their eyes to President Donald Trump's lawlessness -- and demand accountability.
The show's panelists discussed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, which co-host Abby Huntsman denounced as a "total embarrassment for democracy," and Goldberg said it was even worse than that.
"Even if you start to impeach him, he's there for the next two years," said Goldberg, who was wearing a wig from her upcoming role in Stephen King's "The Stand." "It's going to take that long. Look how long it took to impeach (Bill) Clinton."
WATCH: 16-year-old Greta Thunberg rebukes GOPer who thinks other countries must solve climate change
Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, faced off with members of Congress on Wednesday.
In a hearing before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Thunberg declined to submit a written opening statement.
"I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists and I want you to unite behind the science,” she said.
Republican Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana tried to make the point that the U.S. should not curb its carbon emissions until other countries agreed to do so.
"Let me ask you a question," Graves said. "If you were sailing across the ocean and you were picking up trash along the way and for every one piece of trash you pick up, there's a boat right next to you dumping out five pieces, how would that make you feel?"
Meghan McCain’s pity party for Sean Spicer gets smacked down: ‘He shouldn’t have lied’
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain tried to help her friend Sean Spicer lauder his reputation on "Dancing With The Stars," but co-host Sunny Hostin quickly put a stop to her efforts.