Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has become a citizen of Switzerland, a European country with a government philosophy almost nothing like her own.
In an interview Tuesday with the Swiss television station Schweizer Fernsehen, Bachmann said her husband, Marcus Bachmann, was born to Swiss immigrants and that her family visits Switzerland often. Marcus Bachmann was granted Swiss citizenship on March 19, and Michele Bachmann, as his spouse, automatically gained the same, according to the station.
The interviewer informed Bachmann, a Minnesota representative and favorite of the Tea Party movement, that she is now eligible to seek public office in Switzerland.
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