In a breaking story so bizarre that it could be a headline from the satirical newspaper The Onion, authorities have arrested an Ohio man over a plot to allegedly poison Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. Granted, it isn’t foaming at the mouth Islamist jihadists storming Boehner’s office but the G-men were on the job to thwart what may have been an attempt to kill the second man in the line of secession for the presidency.
As reported by the website of Cincinnatti’s WCPO TV in the story “EXCLUSIVE: FBI says John Boehner’s West Chester bartender planned to poison him”:
Ebola, evil voices and the devil.
Those are just a few of the things a Butler County bartender cited as reasons he was going to kill House Speaker John Boehner this past fall, federal agents said.
Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder the congressman in a plot police said included poisoning his drink at a country club.
Hoyt served drinks to Boehner for more than five years at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester and was known as “Bartender Mike” to employees there.
Hoyt called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner for his woes, police said.
When officers visited Hoyt at his home on Matson Ave. in Deer Park, they said the plot thickened.
“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”
Officers said Hoyt told them he regretted not having enough time to put something in Boehner’s drink. It was also discovered Hoyt emailed Boehner’s wife about the plot a day before he called police, Desrosiers said.
Boehner hasn’t been making many friends and this was BEFORE he was re-elected to lead the House GOP and quickly caved in on serious opposition to Emperor Obama’s amnesty for illegal aliens decree.
This will be likely be spun as yet another excuse for the further expansion of the surveillance-police state. Just in time for Obama’s big sales pitch for finishing off the Fourth Amendment at the State of the Union address next week.
The story continues to develop.