(PresidentialWire.com)- Wyoming Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney, the embattled former GOP House Conference Chair who was ousted from her position this month, has stacks of Republicans lining up ready to challenge her for her seat in the 2022 midterms.
But a report last week revealed how one challenger, Wyoming state Senator Anthony Bouchard, has a disturbing past. The Republican challenger admitted in a Facebook Live video on Thursday that when he was 18 years old, he impregnated a 14-year-old girl.
Bouchard explained how the couple got married later with the blessing of the young girl’s mother and the pair took care of the child they had together. He then married the girl when she was 15 years old and he was 19. However, the couple divorced when she was 18 years old and his ex-wife killed herself at the age of 20.
This story is just…crazy.
It’s a pretty wild thing to admit, but presumably, he knew his past was going to eventually catch up with him. He described how people had been recently investigating his past after he announced he planned to take Rep. Cheney’s seat.
He described how the couple were put under a lot of pressure to abort the child.
“I wasn’t gonna do it. And neither was she,” he said. “And there was pressure to have her banished from the family.”
Bouchard didn’t seem to address the fact that he was technically an adult and the girl he impregnated, regardless of the fact he later married her, was a child. He said he believes he did the right thing by not aborting the child, which many Republicans will likely agree with, but suggested that the investigation was just a matter of “dirty politics.”
“They’re willing to go back almost 40 years to something that happened in my youth,” he said.
Rep. Liz Cheney insisted that she was not the person behind the dirt-digging…but who knows?
Which sounds…fair enough. He impregnated a child…isn’t that worth talking about?
Bouchard told his followers that he doesn’t know who paid to dig up his past but that there are several reports and the information likely came from an opposition research company.
President Donald Trump said in April he will endorse a single candidate to replace Cheney. He is reportedly looking at state legislator Chuck Gray and businessman Darin Smith, and it seems pretty safe to say he wouldn’t be throwing his weight behind Bouchard…