Spectacular political meltdowns

Published On: Oct 24 2011 09:51:46 AM CDT   Updated On: Dec 30 2014 08:53:08 AM CST

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.

Jan Brewer 2010
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, famous for her state's anti-immigration measures, suffered what Newsweek called a "brain freeze" during a debate with Democratic opponent state Attorney General Terry Goddard in September 2010. She "offered only vague, nonsensical statements as she giggled and tried to recall her train of thought," the magazine said.

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