Spectacular political meltdowns

POSTED: 07:50 AM PDT Oct 24, 2011    UPDATED: 08:17 AM PDT Apr 28, 2014 

New York Rep. Michael Grimm has been indicted on 20 charges related to tax fraud. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

Christine ODonnell 2010
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After scoring an upset in the Delaware Senate Republican primary this year, Christine O'Donnell sparred during a debate with Democratic opponent Chris Coons over the First Amendment, saying the separation of church and state isn't in the amendment. Her campaign later clarified that she was trying to make the point that the words "separation of church and state" don't appear in the document. O'Donnell lost the general election.

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