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

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
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
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)

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