Top 6 MSNBC debate moments: Hillary gets mad, Sanders takes the high road

Bernie And Hillary Go Head-To-Head
Bernie And Hillary Go Head-To-Head

MSNBC's Democratic debate was billed as the first true one-on-one showdown between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. It actually lived up to the hype. Sort of. It depends who you ask.

Either way, Thursday night's debate, moderated by NBC News' Chuck Todd and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, featured Clinton getting angry, Sanders brushing off Iowa Causes controversy and a whole bunch of Wall Street talk.

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Here's our Top 6 moments:

1. Clinton takes Sanders to task

In perhaps one of the most contentious moments during the debate, a visibly exasperated Clinton unleashed her anger at Sanders for Sanders' repeated criticisms for Clinton's Wall Street campaign contributions.

"People support me because they know me, they know my life's work... and at the end of the day, they endorse me because they know I can get things done," Clinton said.

Sanders shot back in the last quarter Clinton's Super PAC raised $15 million from "a whole lot of money from drug companies and other special interests."

"Senator Sanders has said that he wants to run a positive campaign," Clinton said. "But time and time again by innuendo and by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth, which really comes down to anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought,' and I just absolutely disagree with that, senator."

Clinton then confronted Sanders head on. "If you've got something to say, say it directly," she said. "You will not find that I have ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation I have received."

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2. Sanders won't politicize Clinton's email scandal.

Sanders, again took the high road when asked about Clinton's email scandal.

After Clinton said she had " absolutely no concerns" about the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of private email server during her time as secretary of state, Sanders, who had brought top the issue several times during the campaign, refused to comment.

"There is a process underway, and I will not politicize it," he said.

3. Clinton gets booed.

Sanders says that being the establishment candidate means being influenced by Wall Street, while Clinton shot back that Sanders shouldn't insinuate she can be bought. Clinton said it is "quite amusing" for Bernie Sanders to call her "establishment" as a woman running to be the first female president.

That's when things got really heated...

Clinton said Sanders campaign has carried out "very artful smear" against her for taking money from Wall Street.

That didn't sit well with some people as boos could be heard throughout the hall.

Bernie's campaign was quick to post the booing on Twitter:

4. Clinton struggles to defend Wall St. speaking fees

Asked by moderator Chuck Todd if she would release transcripts of all of her paid speeches, Clinton replied: "I will look into it. I don't know the status but I will certainly look into it."

Clinton tried to explain why she accepted $600,000 n speaking fees from Wall Street after her tenure as secretary of state. "They wanted me to talk about the world," she explained.

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5. Clinton shuts down Sanders' Iraq vote line.

As the debate shifted away from Wall Street to foreign policy, Sanders went to his default attack line... but this time, Clinton was ready.

"Let me agree with much of what the secretary said," he said, before noting that he opposed the war in Iraq.

"If I can respectfully add, a vote in 2002 is not a plan to defeat ISIS," Clinton shot back.

6. Debate ends on a high note

Asked whether they would consider uniting the party by picking their opponent as their VP, Clinton said, "The first person I would call" would be Bernie Sanders.

Sanders returned the favor saying that, Clinton is "a hundred times" more suited for the Oval Office than any one of the Republican candidates.

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