Boehner’s bartender plotted to poison his wine, federal agents say. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
An Ohio man who served drinks to Speaker John A. Boehner at his country club was indicted Jan. 7 on charges he threatened to kill the House’s top Republican — by poisoning his wine.
Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, known to patrons as “Bartender Mike,” was arrested on Oct. 29 by police in Deer Park, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb that is outside Boehner’s district, approximately a week after losing his job at the Wetherington Golf and Country Club in West Chester, Ohio. Documents filed in D.C. Superior Court, first reported by local TV station WCPO Cincinnati, lay out Hoyt’s alleged plot to kill Boehner, who he believed was “the devil.” Full story