John Boehner’s Bartender Planned on Poisoning Him

John Boehner’s former bartender once made plans to slip poison into the House speaker’s drink because he believed Boehner was evil.

According to authorities bartender Michael Hoyt heard voices that told him Boehner was the devil – even blaming Boehner for the Ebola outbreak. He also thought the Speaker of the House was mean to him.

The 44-year-old Ohio man was indicted last week on charges that he planned to murder Boehner.

According to a complaint filed in federal court and obtained by CNN, cops learned of the alleged plans after Hoyt called officers on Oct. 29.:

“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 Special Agent Christopher Desrosiers reported. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”

Police said Hoyt also emailed Boehner’s wife, Debbie, twice.

“If I had any intention of hurting Mr. Boehner, I could have poisoned his wine at Wetherington many, many times,” police said he wrote in one of his emails.

Police said Hoyt told them he heard voices that told him Boehner is evil, and that he wanted to expose the Ohio Republican as the devil. He blamed Boehner for the Ebola outbreak and believed the speaker was among a group of country club patrons who complained about his service and cost him his job.

So why did Hoyt call police?  He said he hoped sharing the information on his threats with law enforcement would prompt Boehner to apologize, and force him to admit he was the devil and discuss the issue of Ebola.

Hoyt’s plan was unsuccessful:

Police seized guns and ammunition from the man’s home. They said he kept a notebook that contained the words “John Boehner” and “Ebola,” and that Hoyt had been treated for a psychotic episode about two years ago. Police placed Hoyt on a 72-hour psychiatric ward hold.

According to Boehner’s spokesman, the speaker was aware of the threat and he was grateful to law enforcement:

“Speaker Boehner is aware of this situation, and sincerely thanks the FBI, the Capitol Police and local authorities in Ohio for their efforts,” he said.