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That Question Annoys Me': Bernie Sanders Reacts to Debate Question About Bill Clinton's 'Totally Disgraceful' Behavior

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"His behavior was deplorable."

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaks during a campaign rally in Springfield, Mass. The state where Hillary Clinton and Sanders will meet to debate on Tuesday, Oct. 13, for the first time is evidence of why she's still the front-runner. Clinton has staff organizing on the ground for months in Nevada and they know how to navigate the state's baroque caucus system. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

When Democratic debate moderator Andrea Mitchell asked Bernie Sanders if he regrets remarks in which he called Bill Clinton's behavior "totally disgraceful," the Democratic candidate made it clear that he didn't appreciate the question.

"That question annoys me. I cannot walk down the street — Secretary Clinton knows this — without being told how much I have to attack Secretary Clinton," Sanders said. "I have avoided doing that, trying to run an issue-oriented campaign."

Caption:CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 17: Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) field questions from moderators Lester Holt and Andrea Mitchell (R) during the Democratic Candidates Debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube on January 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. This is the final debate for the Democratic candidates before the Iowa caucuses. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) field questions from moderators Lester Holt and Andrea Mitchell (R) during the Democratic Candidates Debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube on January 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mitchell responded, "You didn't have to answer it that way," to which Sanders said that it would have made headlines had he declined to answer.

From there, he did address Mitchell's original question.

"Yes, his behavior was deplorable. Have I ever once said a word about that issue? No, I have not," Sanders continued. "I'm going to debate Secretary Clinton and Governor O'Malley on the issues facing the American people, not Bill Clinton's personal behavior."

Watch the exchange below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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