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Senate strips Anthony Bouchard of committee assignments

Senator Anthony Bouchard
Bob Beck
Wyoming Public Media
Senator Anthony Bouchard

The Wyoming Senate voted 19 to 10 to strip Cheyenne Sen. Anthony Bouchard of his committee assignments. Senate President Dan Dockstader said Bouchard was being removed for a “continued pattern of intimidating and disorderly conduct and other behavior which is unbecoming of a member of the senate.”

Dockstader said Bouchard committed a vulgar attack on a member of the senate and was filming people as a threatening measure.

Using intimidating tactics against members of the Senate and members of the public. All of this impugns the integrity of the legislative bodies which leads to a lack of respect for the Senate and the House,” said Dockstader.

Bouchard said he’s not surprised and he told the Senate, “that it’s always an attack on someone’s free speech that you don’t like.” Bouchard admitted he did threaten hospital lobbyists to use video, showing their fear tactics against COVID-19 legislation. He said that’s free speech.

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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