Cheyenne, Wyoming (AP) —Republican Senator Anthony Bouchard, who is about to dismiss US Congressman Liz Cheney next year, announced that he had impregnated a 14-year-old girl at the age of 18. He said it came to light because of the story of “Romeo and Juliet” and “dirty politics”.
Bushar initially disclosed to supporters Thursday that he described him as a typical teenage relationship in a Facebook live video.He later confirmed the age of the girl To Casper Star Tribune.
“That’s the story of two teenagers, a girl, getting pregnant when I was young,” he said in a video. “You’ve heard those stories before. She was a little younger than me, so it’s like Romeo and Juliet.”
Bushar married the girl when she was 15, and he both lived in Florida when he was 19. They divorced three years later, he told the newspaper.
He said Bushar’s ex-wife committed suicide when she was 20 years old. Online records show a woman in her name who was buried in a graveyard in Jacksonville, Florida in 1990.
The newspaper chose not to identify women.
Bushar is one of at least eight Republicans who oppose Cheney in 2022 after impeaching former President Donald Trump in a riot at the US Capitol on January 6.
Mr. Bushar said he decided to post a video to anticipate the story of his previous marriage. In the video, Bushar claims that an unnamed reporter and an “opposition research firm” were working together.
Mr. Bushar said he did not believe Cheney was involved in the disclosure, and Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler denied it.
Bushar and the girl were able to get married legally. Because Florida at the time allowed marriages of all ages with the approval of a judge if pregnancy was involved and parents agreed.
“A lot of pressure. The pressure to abort a baby. I have to tell you. I didn’t mean to do it, and she didn’t,” Bushar said. “And there was pressure to expel her from her family. Just pressure. The pressure to hide somewhere. And the only thing I think is right is to get married and take care of him. was.”
His son became “almost” estranged from him after making “some wrong choices in his life,” Bushar said.
Gun rights activist Bushar, who co-owns a septic tank services business with his wife, said the disclosure did not prevent him from seeking a higher position.
“Come on, I’m going to stay in this race,” he said. “My record is made up of itself, so we will continue to raise money.”