By Julian Pecquet - 05/11/12 04:47 PM EDT
The Swiss embassy in Washington is refusing to answer any questions about Thursday's decision by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to renounce her Swiss nationality.
“The Embassy of Switzerland in Washington DC confirms that the Swiss Consulate in Chicago has received by e-mail a letter signed by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann asking that her Swiss citizenship be withdrawn,” reads a statement on the embassy's website. “The Embassy does not comment on this private decision by Mrs. Bachmann.”
"As Ms. Bachmann liked to brag about during the debates, she has been a member of the House Intelligence Committee,” Examiner conservative columnist Lori Stacey wrote Thursday. ”Again, our Founding Fathers must have just done flip-flops in their graves. All Americans should have a problem with any member of Congress, especially one on the House Intelligence Committee running out and becoming a citizen of another country."