Bachmann seeks to drop Swiss citizenship

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R, Minn.)

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said she is "requesting withdrawal" of her dual Swiss citizenship, which she says she obtained when she married her husband.

"Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship," the former Republican presidential candidate said in a statement.

After Politico reported earlier this week, based on a story from Swiss TV, that Bachmann and her three daughters received their dual citizenship on March 19, the congresswoman's spokesperson pushed back and said she received her citizenship automatically in 1978 when she married Marcus Bachmann, the son of Swiss immigrants.

"This is a non-story," Bachmann said after the Political story. "As a family, we just recently updated our documents."

In the most recent statement, Bachmann said she is asking to drop her Swiss citizenship to make "clear" that she is "a proud American citizen."

"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," Bachmann said.

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