U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann released the following issued this statement about her dual citizenship with Switzerland:

"This is a non-story. I automatically became a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland in 1978 when I married my husband, Marcus. Marcus is a dual American and Swiss citizen because he is the son of Swiss immigrants. As a family, we just recently updated our documents.

"I am proud of my husband, Marcus, the love of my life, and his Swiss heritage. Even though I have been a dual ciitzen since I was married in 1978, I have never exercised any rights of that citizenship. Rather, I have always pledged allegiance to our one nation under God, the United States of America. We live in the greatest nation humankind has ever known and I am proud to be an American."