Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Audio: NPR Broadcaster Diane Rehm Goes 
Birther: You Have Dual Citizenship With Israel!

NPR broadcaster Diane Rehm accused presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of being a dual citizen during an interview.

Socialist Sanders feisty response follows,,,


Transcript via Jewish Journal:

Diane Rehm: Senator, you have dual citizenship with Israel. 
Bernie Sanders: Well, no I do not have dual citizenship with Israel. I’m an American. I don’t know where that question came from. I am an American citizen, and I have visited Israel on a couple of occasions. No, I’m an American citizen, period. 
Rehm: I understand from a list we have gotten that you were on that list. Forgive me if that is— 
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 honestly don’t know but I have read that on the internet. You know, my dad came to this country from Poland at the age of 17 without a nickel in his pocket. He loved this country. I am, you know, I got offended a little bit by that comment, and I know it’s been on the Internet. I am obviously an American citizen, and I do not have any dual citizenship.

Maybe NPR should have directed that line of questioning towards the man that admitted dual citizenship?