Michele Bachmann claims she loves freedom and liberty, yet she filed papers to become a citizen of Switzerland. Ed Schultz tries to make sense of it.
BREAKING: After reports that she had become a citizen of Switzerland Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has contacted the Swiss Consulate to withdrawal her dual Swiss citizenship.
The Minnesota Republican issued a statement today saying she had sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate asking for withdrawal of her Swiss citizenship. She says she did so "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."
Bachmann has said 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 because some of their children wanted dual citizenship.
Yesterday, we imagined what Bachmann would've said if the Obamas had sought dual citizenship with Kenya or a European socialist nation.
Bachmann is seeking re-election from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District following her failed run for the Republican presidential nomination.