BERNIE: These GOP debates show 'why we need to invest in mental health'

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a quip about Republicans and mental health at the CNN primary debate on Sunday night.

During a response to a question about fundraising, Hillary Clinton said she admired the Sanders campaign and took a shot at the Republican Party.

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stand during the national anthem before the Democratic Debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016. / AFP / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate with candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate with candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton bows her head for a moment of silence for First Lady Nancy Regan before the start of the Democratic Debate in Flint, Michigan, March 6, 2016. / AFP / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: /Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks on during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FLINT, MI - MARCH 06: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the Whiting Auditorium at the Cultural Center Campus on March 6, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, left, and, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., argue a point during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Michigan-Flint, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton argues a point as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, reacts during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Michigan-Flint, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton argues a point as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Michigan-Flint, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., take the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Michigan-Flint, Sunday, March 6, 2016, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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"We have our differences," she said of Sanders. "And we get into vigorous debate about issues. But compare the substance of this debate with what you saw on the Republican stage last week."

The crowd cheered loudly.

Sanders used his next question to go back and elaborate on Clinton's point.

"We are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health," the Vermont senator said. "And when you watch these Republican debates, you know why we need to address the mental health."

Clinton laughed, and Sanders continued his answer about the campaign-finance system.

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