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.

Photo from Gage Skidmore via flickr creative commons

56 comments

Carl Oerke
Carl O4 years ago

In Switzerland the cuckoos are in clocks. Here they are in the House of Representatives.

Carl Oerke
Carl O4 years ago

Batshit Bachmann does it again, One thing we Americans look for in our leaders is consistency. She has none which may be one reason why the Tea Party Darling will not be elected dog catcher no less President.

Carl Oerke
Carl O4 years ago

Batshit Bachmann does it again, One thing we Americans look for in our leaders is consistency. She has none which may be one reason why the Tea Party Darling will not be elected dog catcher no less President.

Ernest R.
Ernest R4 years ago

Switzerland is a true democracy, everything on referendum, majority rules. I guess democracy was a bit too much for her.

Edward N.
Edward N.4 years ago

She is in Congress. How can she be so dumb as to not think the action through? OOOOKKK she is that dumb. But getting elected to Congress ... that makes you wonder about the people who voted for her.

John Mansky
John Mansky4 years ago

"No Comment"...

Ron B.
Ron B4 years ago

Maybe somebody finally told her that you don't actually need to be a Swiss citizen to have a Swiss bank account over there. Doesn't she know anything about Mitt Romney?

Vicky Pitchford
Vicky P4 years ago

why o.o? what was the sudden change for

Gina P.
Regina P4 years ago

I guess she wasn't American enough with dual citizenship. After all, her supporters wouldn't see the benefits - just their gut reaction that she wasn't "all-American."

Tom Sullivan
Tom C Sullivan4 years ago

can't really think of any country that would want her