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Wyoming State Senator Anthony Bouchard rocked the state, and indeed the country, after revealing that he impregnated a 15-year-old girl when he was 19. The senator, replacing Rep. Liz Cheney, came out and told his supporters the truth on a Facebook Live video. According to reports, Bouchard is raising the couple’s son after the girl dies at age 20.
Republican House candidate Anthony Bouchard, who will challenge Liz Cheney in Wyoming, admits he had a relationship with and impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 18.https://t.co/gntILmvO6D
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 21, 2021
The congressional candidate revealed the facts to his supporters, claiming he wanted to be one step ahead of history. According to him, an opposition research firm was looking into his past and wanted to publish the story. He spilled all the details, including the fact that he married the girl who was not named.
It is currently unclear whether history will affect Bouchard’s candidacy. The Republican is seen as a pioneer in replacing Cheney, who was recently ousted by the Republican leadership in Congress. Judging from Twitter’s reaction, he seems to be having a hard time convincing voters that he is the best man for the job. Here is everything we know
Bouchard’s first marriage
The senator did not reveal the name or age of his first wife. He told the followers, “You are ready to go 40 years back to something that happened in my youth.” He then reveals some details about his first marriage. “Two teenagers, girl getting pregnant. You’ve probably heard these stories before.” Bouchard doesn’t give any of her age groups, he just says “she was a bit younger than me. So like a Romeo and Juliet story”. He later disclosed some details to the Star Tribune.
He then claims he was “under a lot of pressure to abort the baby,” but neither he nor the girl were ready. He calls marrying the girl “the right thing”. Bouchard announced to the Tribune that he was 19 years old and she was 15 when they decided to get married. Since they were living in Florida at the time, they could do so. They divorced about three years later, and the girl reportedly died at the age of 20. The Star Tribune was able to verify the girl’s identity but decided not to divulge her. According to the newspaper, it burned in 1990 in Jacksonville, Florida. Defending his decision, Bouchard said, “I would do it again. I’m not saying I would make the same decisions, but through Golly we all make decisions.” “” He repeated that he “did the right thing” and went on to talk about his childhood and his first job.
After her death, Bouchard said he continued to raise the couple’s son. In the 13-minute video, he referred to his son a few times. “He’s almost become my estranged son. I certainly don’t like some of the things he set in motion in his life. But I won’t leave him. I still love him. Just like when he was born,” Said Bouchard.
He also slammed the opposition he believed was behind the story. Bouchard opened the video by saying, “This is really a message about how dirty politics is. And they won’t stop at anything, man. They’ll go after you. That’s why good people don’t run for office.” In his interview with the Tribune, the Senator said, “I don’t want to hide anything. I don’t want people to use drugs. This is just politics crazy.”
It is unclear which opposition Bouchard was referring to. All he told the Tribune was, “We know the company that started this investigation. It’s a research company for political opposition. We know who they are and then they became a British media reporter who called me.” He said he did not reply to this reporter.