ABC News started Saturday night's debate after a commercial break without Hillary Clinton on stage — bringing people to wonder #whereishillary.
The return to the debate felt rushed as the moderators began to speak while audience members roamed the room and shuffled to their seats, but Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley were ready to go.
Despite Clinton's absence from the podium, David Muir decided to resume, saying he believed Clinton would return any moment.
"Sorry," she softly said into her microphone, to which the audience responded with a laugh.
At the first Democratic debate, Clinton joked with Anderson Cooper about coming back late from a bathroom break — which is likely what happened this time around as well.
"All the candidates are back, which I'm very happy to see," Cooper said at the first debate. "It's a long story."
Clinton replied: "You know, it does take me a little longer. That's all I can say."
But where was she this time? Twitter wanted to know.
Christina Cocca is a curation editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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