Bloomberg Chokes Up Speaking to New Citizens

The mayor was visibly moved as he welcomed the new citizens

An emotional Mayor Bloomberg got choked up today as he spoke to a group of newly minted U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony on the Upper West Side.

Bloomberg, who delivered the keynote address after about 150 people took the oath of allegiance at the New York Historical Society, got to the end of his speech when the words caught in his throat as he said "Today you are Americans." 

Visibly moved, he paused and said "there's nothing anybody else can say. God Bless."

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