Anthony Bouchard posted a video on Facebook yesterday, hoping to get in front of this story.
Anthony Bouchard, who did not specify the girl’s age in the video, said he went public with the information to get ahead of the story after learning that people were investigating it in opposition to his candidacy. A Wyoming state senator since 2017, Bouchard has risen in prominence since announcing he would challenge Rep. Liz Cheney following her vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump.
Bouchard says it was a Romeo and Juliet story, she was a “bit” younger than he was. He says he married her when he was 19 and she was 15. Under Florida law (Florida Man) they could marry if she was pregnant and a parent consented.
They divorced 3 years later. She killed herself when she was 20.
He continued to raise the child.
Their child, Tony Bushar, 51, is currently awaiting trial in California on five felony sexual charges involving a 51-year-old woman. – California News Times
Bouchard said he decided to post a video to get ahead of a story about his previous marriage that he anticipates will be published sometime soon. In the video, Bouchard claims that an unnamed reporter and a “political opposition research company” were driving the effort together.
“We know the company that started this investigation. It’s a political opposition research company. We know who they are and then it turned into a U.K. media reporter (Daily Mail), is who’s called me,” he said.
Bouchard announced that he would challenge Cheney in the 2022 Republican primary in January, one week after the congresswoman voted to impeach Trump on charges he incited the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Bouchard was the first person to announce a run against Cheney but has since been joined by seven others.