And 0ne of the bigger flare-ups of the night happened when former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) tried to mock Sanders during a debate they had over “radical changes” in the Democratic party. Hickenlooper said he was worried about the direction the party was going when Sanders reacted.
“So put your hands up–” Hickenlooper said.
“I will,” Sanders responded, raising his hands up.
“Oho, I can do it!” Hickenlooper said, doing the same.
— Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) July 31, 2019
Hickenlooper even tweeted about it.
“As Governor, I didn’t just talk about plans or throw my hands up – I got the tough stuff done,” the former governor tweeted.
As Governor, I didn't just talk about plans or throw my hands up – I got the tough stuff done. pic.twitter.com/KdUcWiDg90
— John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) July 31, 2019
Sanders also tweeted part of the exchange but left out the hand-raising moment
“We are going to defeat Donald Trump (and beat him badly) because we are going to expose him as a fraud and a phony. #DemDebate,” he wrote.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 31, 2019
The moment caught the attention of people online.
Hickenlooper: Throw your hands up! Bernie: pic.twitter.com/2Gteo04ZQI
— Cailin Rickman (@cailinchristine) July 31, 2019
Hickenlooper: “Go ahead, throw your hands up.”