Skip to comments.Top 10 Congressional Scandals of All Time
Posted on 12/07/2017 6:37:25 PM PST by Libloather
- Rep. Dan Sickles kills Phillip Barton Key
- ABSCAM FBI sting takes out eight members of Congress
- Barney Franks prostitution ring
- Rep. Fred Richmond pleads guilty to multiple federal charges
- Sen. Kennedy drives car off bridge, woman drowns
- Congressional page sex scandal rocks Congress in 1983
- Mark Foleys 2006 instant messenger page scandal
- Rep. Hays hires unqualified secretary for sex acts
- Mel Reynolds convicted in teen-sex scandal
- Rep. Tom Delay resigns under indictment for money laundering
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This was posted in 2010. The swamp is wide and deep. It maybe time for some revision.
Rep. Tom Delay resigns under indictment for money launderingTom Delay resigned from his position as House majority leader after he was indicted for money laundering. He was caught funneling corporate money into elections where corporate donations are banned. He still hasnt gone to trial.
What, no Teapot Dome?
The Wayne Hayes/Elizabeth Ray scandal.
She was the secretary hired that couldnt type and had....other duties.
How about the Keating 5 with Juan McManiac et al?
Tom Delay was finally vindicated in 2014:
HOUSTON, Texas Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was found not guilty today by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. This is the highest appellate court in Texas for criminal cases and thus brings DeLays political persecution to an end.
The court upheld the ruling last year from the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals. That decision tossed out the convictions on money laundering and conspiracy charges. At that time Justice Melissa Goodwin wrote The fundamental problem with the states case was its failure to prove proceeds of criminal activity, according to a September 19th report on Breitbart News.
Hey, how about representative Preston Brooks using his cane to beat the living snot out of Seantor Charles Sumner?
On May 22, 1856, Senator Preston Brooks (D-SC) severely beats Senator Charles Sumner (R-MA) about the head with his cane on the floor of the U.S. Senate in retaliation for an anti-slavery speech Sumner had made. “Sumner was seriously injured by Brooks’ beating, and was unable to resume his seat in the Senate for three years, though eventually he recovered and resumed his Senate career.”
They’re all recent except for the Key murder, for which Sickles was acquitted.
Lousy research. I’m sure there are dozens of juicy stories about Congressmen from over the more than two centuries, but this writer couldn’t be bothered to look.
So was Fanne Foxe.
What’s that on her her head, a poodle?
The Tidal Basin Bombshell!
(perfect Kennedy accent:) “Mary Jane, right? I hardly knew that girl.”
“uh, Senator Kennedy, her name was Mary Jo. Mary Jo Kopechne.”
“Well there you go. You see? Hardly knew the girl.”
Barney finished out his career running gay playboys and cursing us with Fanny and Freddy.
See posts 10 and 11 :D
And 12 lol
Congressman Brooks had dozens of new canes sent to him, to replace the one he broke, as well as thousands of telegrams telling him to give the Abolitionist another beating, since he was still moving.
Ah, the good old days...
alan cranston, John McCain and others (Keating Five) take bribes from Charles Keating during S&L Scandal and don’t go to prison.
Didn’t Andrew Jackson(first demoncrat president) shoot somebody over some feud in the capitol?
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