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.

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Just days after admitting he had smoked crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford found himself trying to explain a bizarre video that shows the embattled mayor staggering around and making violent threats about some unknown person. Ford was stripped of most of his mayoral powers and his newly launched TV show was canceled after just one episode.

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