Socialist Sanders and lying Hillary….

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took Hillary Clinton head on as the Democratic presidential field shared the stage Saturday night for a major Iowa state party fundraiser, making clear that he won’t back down despite a slew of big wins this week for her campaign.

Sanders gave his strongest critique of the former secretary of State yet with a round of implicit contrasts on issues where Clinton has shifted her position.

Clinton, on the other hand, set her sights square on her Republican rivals, almost entirely overlooking her Democratic primary opponents during her speech at the Iowa Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

The Vermont senator’s most direct barb came in response to Clinton’s framing of her support of the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by her husband in 1996, as a “defensive action” during a Friday interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. During that interview, she argued that it was a compromise meant to ensure gay rights weren’t further eroded.

The Vermont senator’s remarks repudiated that argument directly.

“Today, some are trying to rewrite history by saying they voted for one anti-gay law to stop something worse,” he said.

“That’s not the case. There was a small minority in the House opposed to discriminating against our gay brothers and sisters and I am proud that I was one of those members.”