Republican Public Intoxication Scandals

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Displaying 9 Scandals
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  • Dade Phelan [R-TX]
    repeatedly slurred his speech and swayed back and forth as he led official proceedings as the Texas Speaker of the House in a way fellow Republican and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton described as "debilitating intoxication"
    19 May 2023
    According to reports by local and state media
  • Dean Davis [R-OK]
    drunkenly told police officers they had no idea “how bad you messed up" and claimed they "cannot detain" him because he was a state representative after getting arrested for ignoring repeated commands to leave a bar that had closed at 2am and could no longer have alcohol consumed on the premises
    25 Mar 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Tom Davis [R-SC]
    passed out with his head against his steering wheel after pulling over in a strip mall parking lot because he realized he was too drunk to drive
    02 Jan 2023
    According to the arresting officer who cited him for public intoxication
  • Leanette Lopez [2021 KY GOP Candidate]
    caused a disturbance inside a local convenience store when she opened a beer and loudly said multiple profanities to a person she was on the phone with and had the police called on her
    02 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Walt Smith [R-TX]
    urinated next to a truck parked outside a local bar moments after he was caught on video inside the bar swaying and having difficulty walking straight presumably because he had too much to drink
    16 Feb 2022
  • Corey Lewandowski ['16 Trump Campaign Manager]
    drunkenly grabbed a married Trump donor's backside and leg at a private charity event in Las Vegas while also being married with young children himself and told her that "he gets his sex elsewhere"
    29 Sep 2021
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Guy Williams [R-TX]
    shouted profanities at first responders who were assisting him after a car he was a passenger in crashed into two palm trees and soon after passed out in the back of a patrol car presumably because he was drunk
    07 Oct 2019
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Matt Grossell [R-MN]
    shoved and threw a hotel security guard to the ground and was taken to the hospital by police because he was so drunk he couldn't answer basic questions and later was arrested for refusing to leave the hospital after doctors discharged him
    26 Jun 2019
    He struck a plea deal to complete a five-month alcohol diversion program in exchange for his charges being dropped
  • Matt McCullough [2022 GOP PA Nominee]
    drunkenly “grabbed and squeezed” a strip club employee's chest without her consent and then refused to leave after police ordered him to
    20 Oct 2014
    According to a police report filed by local officials and first reported on by