Bartender Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Jan. 7 on charges of threatening to murder Speaker of the House john Boehner, by poisoning his drink at Boehner’s country club.
the Wetherington Country Club in West Chester and was to employees there.
Hoyt, known as “Bartender Mike” at the Wetherington Country Club in West Chestercalled called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner.
Boehner’s country club and watering hole (above)
“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.”
It was also discovered Hoyt emailed Boehner’s wife about the plot a day before he called police, Desrosiers said.
The following is an email conversation between Debbie Boehner and Hoyt on Oct. 28, according to investigators:
Hoyt: “Mr. Boehner, I sincerely do not want to embarrass anyone. I am willing to drop all of this if you and Dr. Bob Buring deliver my termination report to me personally, or transport me to a secure location where the three of us can have an honest conversation. If I had any intention of hurting Mr. Boehner, I could have poisoned his wine at Wetherington many, many times.
John and Debbie Boehner.