Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.
Twenty-one-term Alaska Rep. Don Young, 79, discussed his father employing "50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes" on his families ranch when he was young. Later the same week, he released a statement explaining the term used to be common when he was growing up, adding, "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect."
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