Spectacular political meltdowns

Published On: Oct 24 2011 09:51:46 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2016 09:00:13 AM CDT

Take a look back at the many meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments of politicians through history.

Cynthia McKinney Congress
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A grand jury was convened after George Rep. Cynthia McKinney was stopped by a security guard in a House office building. The officer said she struck him in the chest. She said race played a part in her being stopped. She later apologized on the floor of the House for the incident, but lost her re-election campaign.

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