Spectacular political meltdowns

Published On: Oct 24 2011 07:51:46 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 04:13:13 PM PDT

Rep. Michael Grimm is stepping down after pleading guilty to tax evasion. Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

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Fiery New York Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned in June 2011 after tweeting a picture of his boxer-covered genitals to a young woman. The married congressman initially denied knowing whether the photo was of him, but ultimately admitted to and apologized for the incident.


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