Michele Bachmann withdraws dual Swiss citizenship: “I want to make it perfectly clear: I am a proud American citizen.”

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Paddy posted about Michele Bachmann's dual citizenship here, and above is last night's excellent Ed Show point-and-laugh segment.

Today, Michele posted this statement on her website (bolding is mine):

Washington, May 10 - "I want to make it perfectly clear: I am a proud American citizen"

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.

See? It wasn't her fault that she was one of those European socialists! It was "conferred upon" her.  By evil Marxist Swiss law! When she married Marcus!

Wait, that would make it his fault.

Moving on.

"I am, and always have been..." What does that remind me of? Oh yes!

H/t: Livewire

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  • bpollen

    Damn, we were THIS close... Didn't she know how nice Switzerland is this time of year?

  • David G.

    Oh, Michelle, you're such a proud Swiss, er, I mean American citizen.  Now what will they think of you in Switzerland?  DG

  • anon

    When is she going to return the $10,000.00 contribution she got from a con-man who was supposedly collecting money for a veterans organisation, but using the money to fund republicans.