Spectacular political meltdowns

POSTED: 10:51 AM Oct 24 2011   UPDATED: 7:13 PM Oct 31 2014

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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Late Monday, New York Rep. Michael Grimm announced plans to resign from Congress after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge related to his health food restaurant. Grimm also made national headlines in January 2014, when he threatened a TV reporter on camera who attempted to ask him about the long-running federal investigation, telling Michael Scotto he would throw him off a balcony. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

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