Spectacular political meltdowns

POSTED: 07:51 AM PDT Oct 24, 2011    UPDATED: 04:13 PM PDT Oct 31, 2014 

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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On Nov. 20, 2013, U.S. Rep. Trey Radel agreed to take a leave of absence and donate his salary after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession. Authorities said he bought a small amount of cocaine in a sting in the nation's capital last month.

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