Easy Come Easy Go — Bachmann No Longer Swiss
Well, that was quick. Just a day after it gets out that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann obtained citizenship in Switzerland via her husband, the former Republican presidential candidate has now asked if she can just be a U.S. citizen instead.
The Hill reports that Bachmann released a statement renouncing her dual citizenship, saying, “I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen. I am, and always have been, 100 percent committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, stepdaughter of an Army veteran and sister of a Navy veteran, I am proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known.”
With such a sudden turnaround, you have to wonder what was behind the story in the first place. Bachmann claims that she actually had been a citizen there since she married her husband Marcus in 1978, making it unclear why it only came to light this week. But both the leak — and the sudden turn around — allude more to a politician used to being in the limelight, who may be feeling a little sad about not having any recent media attention.
Who knows what she’ll do to grab headlines next.
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