Spectacular political meltdowns

Published On: Oct 24 2011 09:50:20 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2014 10:17:24 AM CDT

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.

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Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s remarks about pregnancy resulting from "legitimate rape" being rare because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" resulted in calls from the top Republicans for Akin to drop out of the race. He stayed in, ultimately losing what had been expected to be an easy race for him against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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