Hillary Clinton Momentarily Missing From Debate Stage

"Sorry!" Clinton said after she returned to the stage.

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
December 19, 2015, 9:46 PM

— -- The ABC News Democratic presidential debate returned from a recent commercial break...and Hillary Clinton was nowhere to be seen.

"We want to turn to American jobs, wages, and raises in this country. And do we believe Secretary Clinton will be coming around the corner any minute," ABC News' David Muir said.

PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waits as Hillary Clinton walks on stage at Saint Anselm College, Dec.19, 2015 in Manchester, N.H.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waits as Hillary Clinton walks on stage at Saint Anselm College, Dec.19, 2015 in Manchester, N.H.
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Seconds later, Clinton returned to the stage with applause -- and one word:

"Sorry!" she said.

PHOTO: Hillary Clinton, center, walks to her empty podium between rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Martin O'Malley after she was late to return for the resumption of the Democratic debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Dec. 19, 2015.
Hillary Clinton, center, walks to her empty podium between rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Martin O'Malley after she failed to return from a break in time for the resumption of the Democratic debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Dec. 19, 2015.
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While it's unclear what caused the delay, plenty of people on Twitter had some fun with the moment.

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