In March of this year, Michele Bachmann the outspoken Conservative Congresswoman representing the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota and GOP Presidential hopeful, decided it would be a nice idea to become a Swiss citizen along with the rest of her family, and hold a dual citizenship in America and Switzerland. Apparently it never occurred to her (not much does, as she appears to be a little dense) that a United States Congresswomen holding citizenship in another country might just present a slight conflict of interest issue.
It turns out her husband, Marcus, you remember Marcus, he's the guy that makes money helping Miss Bright Eyes run a school that "teaches" Gays to be Straight, well Marcus it turns out, is Swiss, which is fine, the Swiss are a wonderful people and live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. So, when one of the five Bachmann kids decided they wanted Dad Marcus to exercise his eligibility to become a Swiss citizen, Dad said fine, and in February he applied for Swiss citizenship, which was granted in March, making his wife and children also eligible. Apparently our one of a kind Congresswoman thought it would be a keen idea if she too became a Swiss citizen, so she signed up, and became the first Elected member of the United States Congress to become a citizen of another country.
Well, needless to say her Right Wing Super Conservative compatriots went ballistic, and the emails, tweets and phone calls were flying around like the finale at a fourth of July Fireworks display.
A former Bachmann congressional staffer told POLITICO that the congresswoman sometimes acts “impulsively” and suggests that she must have registered for citizenship without considering all consequences. Michele Bacmann impulsive?! That can't be she was gonna be President!
“How she thinks that she can sit in the US Congress of the United States after swearing allegiance to the country of Switzerland is beyond my comprehension,” wrote conservative blogger Lori Stacy on Examiner.com. “Michele Bachmann needs to step down immediately and apologize profusely to all of our citizens and especially the residents of her district in Minnesota for carrying on this egregious offense of representing them since March 19th after becoming a citizen of a different country.”
On May 10, 2012, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann formally renounced her Swiss citizenship.