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Sanders apologizes to Clinton during debate

Posted: 1:24 AM, Dec 20, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-20 06:24:14Z

Bernie Sanders apologized to both Hillary Clinton and his own supporters for the actions of staff in a data breach that has roiled the Democratic campaign for president in the past 24 hours.

Sanders says his staff did "the wrong thing" by accessing Clinton campaign voter information on a database hosted by the Democratic National Committee.

He says, "I want to apologize to my supporters. This is not the type of campaign that we run."

He says he looks forward to working with Clinton's campaign on an independent investigation.

Sanders' campaign fired a worker involved in the data breach.

Hillary Clinton said she accepts an apology from  Sanders for the actions of his staff in a data breach, urging voters and the media to "move on."

Clinton says she was "distressed" when she learned of the data breach and says her campaign will participate in an independent investigation to examine what went wrong.

She said, "I don't think the American people are that interested in this."

Her words echoed the language that Sanders used when he dismissed issues around Clinton's use of a private email account and server when she was secretary of state.

During the first Democratic primary debate, he said Americans were "sick and tired" of hearing about her "damn emails."