One question Bernie Sanders asked a campaign crowd left this woman in tears

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Tears Flow at Sanders Event in Iowa
A tearful moment happened at a Bernie Sanders campaign event in Iowa, Monday morning.

The Vermont senator asked the audience what it's like to live on $12,000 a year in Social Security payments.

A tearful woman responded to Sanders' question, sharing some deeply personal things about her life. The woman said it's "so hard to pay bills" and that she is ashamed all of the time.

The woman explained she is divorced and has a college degree. She told the senator she is waiting for a disability decision, but until then, her parents have had to support her.

The woman added, "it's just hard."

Sanders thanked her for sharing her story and said "it is not easy for people to stand up and say that."

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One question Bernie Sanders asked a campaign crowd left this woman in tears
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., reacts as he as he is asked about running for president during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Sanders has made it official, telling The Associated Press in an interview that he’s running for president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gives an opening statement at a Netroots Nation town hall meeting, Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
UNITED STATES - August 16: Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., wipes away sweat from his forehead after speaking at the Cedar Rapids Field Headquarters Opening in Marion, Iowa, on Sunday, August 16, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the Iowa State Fair Soapbox in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The Iowa State Fair is expected to host 18 presidential candidates and runs until Aug. 23. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a news conference on the cost of prescription drugs, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at the Friends of the Earth Action press conference in Concord, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to mostly African American voters at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday September 12, 2015. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a television interview before a town hall meeting, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Grinnell, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Democratic National Committee unveiled plans on Thursday to hold six presidential debates starting this fall, with the first scheduled for Oct. 13 in Nevada. So far, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee are scheduled to participate in the officially sanctioned forums.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a town hall meeting at Nashua Community College in Nashua, N.H., Saturday, June 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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