After co-moderating a contentious debate on MSNBC Thursday between Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, left-wing pundit Rachel Maddow hugged both candidates on the stage.
"You guys get to vote in just five days," Maddow said at the close of the two-hour debate. "We can't wait to see how it turns out. Don't screw it up!"
She and co-host Chuck Todd concluded the debate there, where Sanders then offered her an embrace, and Maddow then turned and hugged Clinton as well.
It was beautiful.
Rachel Maddow embraces both Clinton and Sanders at end of debate. I don't think I've ever seen a moderator do that before.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 5, 2016
Rachel Maddow just hugged Hillary and Bernie.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) February 5, 2016
After the debate was over, Rachel Maddow made love to Bernie & Hillary right there on stage. #DemDebate
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) February 5, 2016