Hey Soph, following up on this, I'm not sure if it's true. I had to look it up because the grand total of what I know about Joe Lieberman is that he sounds permanently constipated when he talks.sophie wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:15 amI had similar reservations about Joe Lieberman when he was running for president a while back. As an Orthodox Jew, his first allegiance is to Israel, not the US. He responded to that, but as I recall never actually came out and said that he was breaking with tradition and giving top priority to the US. More broadly, is it OK for someone running for President to have dual citizenship? Technically that's permissible but I would not be in favor.
I couldn't find anything about dual citizenship on his wiki page, and I also googled it. What I found was that Farrakhan has been spreading that around.
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.htmlNation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Friday questioned the national loyalty of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman, asking if his Jewish religion would make him more faithful to Israel or the United States.
“Mr. Lieberman, as an Orthodox Jew, is also a dual citizen of Israel,” Farrakhan asserted incorrectly.
The article's author didn't explicitly state that both items are wrong, so I rechecked other sources. Lieberman doesn't have dual citizenship. He claims to be an "observant Jew." Orthodox? I'm not sure. His wife is a Reform Jew.
None of this changes the fact that, as I replied earlier, I also wouldn't want an Orthodox Jew in the White House, for various reasons.