NPR host apologizes after 'nonsense' claim that Sanders is a citizen of Israel

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Radio host Diane Rehm apologized Wednesday for accusing Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., of holding dual-citizenship with Israel, telling the Washington Examiner's media desk Wednesday that it was just something that she read on Facebook.

"On today's show I made a mistake. Rather than asking senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders whether he had dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship, as I had read in a comment on Facebook, I stated it as fact," the nationally syndicated radio host told the Examiner. "He corrected me, saying he did not know where the question came from. I apologized immediately."

Rehm also said that she does not maintain a list of which members of Congress hold dual citizenship with Israel, contrary to what she said earlier on her radio program.

"I want to apologize as well to all our listeners for having made an erroneous statement. I am sorry for the mistake. However, I am glad to play a role in putting this rumor to rest," she said.