Sanders to Clinton: 'I Apologize'

Over the breach of campaign data
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Sanders to Clinton: 'I Apologize'
Bernie Sanders offers an apology to Hillary Clinton during the debate.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

The first question at the Democratic debate Saturday night resulted in a rarity: a direct apology from one candidate to another. In this case, it was delivered by Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton in succinct fashion. Asked whether she was owed an apology because one of his staffers improperly breached her campaign's voter data, he replied, "Yes, I apologize." The quick response drew applause, and he then expanded the apology to all his supporters. "This is not the type of campaign that we run," he said, per the New York Times. The staffer in question has been fired, he said, and others will be, too, if an investigation turns up further wrongdoing. Clinton said she appreciated Sanders' statement, and both, along with Martin O'Malley, seemed eager to move on from the controversy, reports Politico. (More Hillary Clinton 2016 stories.)

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