Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) released the following statement, announcing that she has formally withdrawn her dual Swiss citizenship, acquired through her husband Marcus Bachmann. It had quickly become a point of controversy, after it was first reported on Tuesday that their family had recently filed their status with the Swiss Consulate.
Bachmann Statement on Withdrawal of Dual Swiss Citizenship
"I want to make it perfectly clear: I am a proud American citizen"
(Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06) issued the following statement today about her decision to withdraw her dual Swiss citizenship:
"Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship, which was conferred upon me by operation of Swiss law when I married my husband in 1978. 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."
Under Swiss law, Bachmann automatically received dual Swiss citizenship when she married her husband, a dual American and Swiss citizen, in 1978.