American Woman

Bachmann Drops Swiss Citizenship

Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

What a patriot. "I was born in American and I am a proud American citizen," Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann said in a statement Thursday, announcing that she had asked the Swiss government to withdraw her citizenship. The former Republican presidential candidate said she gained dual citizenship after she married husband Marcus, who is the son of Swiss immigrants. She did not disclose this while running for Congress or president.