Rep. Liz Cheney (D-WY) is on the outs with the majority of the Republican Party.
This would include President Donald Trump, who has vowed to back a candidate in the primary against her.
Thus far, the most high-profile challenger is Wyoming State Senator Anthony Bouchard, but his chances of both winning and getting a Trump endorsement just took a major blow.
On Thursday, Bouchard came forward to acknowledge that when he was 18 years old, he impregnated a 14-year-old girl.
Bouchard did not necessarily hide this, but it was also not something he shouted from the treetops for obvious reasons.
When he announced he would run against Cheney, many people thought he would give her a good fight for her seat.
However, that did not last long, as Bouchard got wind that a story was about to break with that little tale from his past.
When he heard the story was going to break, he decided to come forward to tell the story on his own so the right story got out, not one filled with lies.
Bouchard and the young girl were apparently dating or in some type of relationship when she got pregnant.
Together, they decided to have the baby, even though family members did not, at least at first, agree.
Bouchard stated the young couple was under “a lot of pressure, pressure to abort a baby. I got to tell you, I wasn’t gonna do it. And neither was she. And there was pressure to have her banished from their family.”
With the blessing of her mother, the girl married Bouchard a year later (he was 19, and she was 15 at the time).
Three years later, they were divorced, with his now ex-wife committing suicide at the age of 20 (Bouchard stated that her suicide was unrelated to their relationship).
The timeliness of the story coming out is what has everyone asking questions, especially because Bouchard was alerted that it was an oppo-research firm that got the information given to a reporter.
Bouchard stated, “This is really a message about how dirty politics is. They’ll stop at nothing, man. They’re willing to go back almost 40 years to something that happened in my youth.”
He added, “I don’t know who did this. All I know is we have several reports. 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 who called me.”
Cheney’s team has stated that she had “absolutely no involvement” in this at all, but it does not mean that one of her supporters was not behind it.
Bouchard has stated this will not make him drop out of the race, but he is just upset “to see family drug out and relive things.”
Source: Fox News