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Thu May 10, 2012, 04:14 PM

Michele Bachmann is now a citizen of Switzerland, WTF

There's got to be something in the Constitution, that in order to hold office you can't have allegiance to any other country.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been granted citizenship in Switzerland.

Bachmann's spokeswoman Becky Rogness says the congresswoman has been eligible for dual citizenship since she married her husband of Swiss descent in 1978. Rogness tells Minnesota Public Radio ( bit.ly/LaEhNk) that some of the couple's children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual citizenship, so they went through the process as a family.

Bachmann calls it a "non-story." In a statement, she says she automatically became a dual citizen of the U.S. and Switzerland in 1978 when she married her husband, Marcus, and that her family just recently updated its documents. She adds that she is "proud to be an American."

Bachmann represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District and plans to seek re-election following her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.



Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, www.mpr.org

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:14 PM

1. She has actually just now withdrawn it.

It's still an amazing thing.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:17 PM

2. That was like...so yesterday.


Apparently she's withdrawn her citizenship.

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:36 PM

3. Sorry, just saw it today......

I got to get up on my speed writing.

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