REHM: Senator, you have dual citizenship with Israel.SANDERS: No, I do not have dual citizenship with Israel. I don't know where that question came from. I am an American citizen. I have visited Israel on a couple of occasions, but I am an American citizen. Period.REHM: I understand from a list we have gotten that you are on that list. Forgive me if that ...SANDERS: That's some of the nonsense that goes on in the Internet, but that is absolutely not true.REHM: Interesting. Are there members of Congress who do have dual citizenship, or is that part of the fable?SANDERS: I don't know.
An Apology From Diane
On yesterday’s show, I raised the issue of dual citizenship with Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. This is an issue that has come up over the years in American politics. One of our listeners suggested via our Facebook page that I ask Senator Sanders about Internet speculation that he has dual citizenship with Israel.
But instead of asking it as a question I stated it as fact. That was wrong. He does NOT have dual citizenship and Senator Sanders immediately corrected me. I should have explained to him and to you why I felt this was a relevant question and something he might like to address. I apologize to Senator Sanders and to you for having made an erroneous statement. However, I am glad to play a role in putting this rumor to rest.