Unlike a similar line of questioning from previous debates, this time Senator Sanders isn’t “sick and tired” of hearing about Clinton’s “damn” transcripts.

During Thursday night’s debate, it appeared that the CNN moderators were leaning in Clinton’s favor until a pivotal moment occurred at the end of the first quarter when moderator Dana Bash pushed Clinton to explain why she wouldn’t release her transcripts from speeches given to wall street banks in order to kill the controversy.

“Why not just release the transcripts and put this whole issue to bed?”

Clinton got defensive as she often does and gave the distracting answer that she would do so when all candidates – not just Democrats – released theirs as well. Clinton has ended similar discussions with this line of reasoning before, but Bash wasn’t having it, reminding Clinton that it is Democratic voters and Democratic Candidates that are concerned about the contents of those speeches and calling for the transcripts.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com