Republican Scandals Involving Law and Order Hypocrisy

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Displaying 44 Scandals
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  • State Rep. Don Wilson [R-CO]
    Left his loaded semiautomatic 9mm handgun behind in a public restroom of the state capitol which sat unattended for nearly 30 minutes before a janitor found it and alerted state troopers
    12 Apr 2024
    According to a report by USA Today
  • Activist Steve Alembik
    Shot his wife in her back and arm causing serious injuries and then killed himself while sitting in their car outside a fast-food restaurant
    17 Oct 2023
    According to police records first reported by The Miami Herald
  • Judge Laura Viar [R-KS]
    Ran off the road and crashed into a school building while driving under the influence of alcohol and on a suspended license and refused to take a breathalyzer when police arrived while also being a member of her local county's Anti-Drug Task Force
    17 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Ronny Jackson [R-TX]
    Was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed by police officers after refusing repeating commands to not interfere with emergency responders helping a 15-year-old girl experiencing seizures during which he screamed one was a "f*cking full-on d*ck!" who "better recalculate, motherf*cker!" while also hypocritically promising he will "ALWAYS stand by our country's police officers" which apparently only applies when it is politically convenient for him
    15 Aug 2023
    According to bodycam footage released by local police
  • Illegally received over $24,000 in COVID unemployment benefits from New York while he was still employed making a $120,000 salary at his job in Florida and then later hypocritically signed on as a top cosigner of a House bill meant to recover these ill-gotten funds
    10 May 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Richard Impallaria [R-MD]
    Illegally possessed two firearms despite being prohibited from handling or owning firearms due to a prior conviction for battery
    18 Apr 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State Rep. Bryan Slaton [R-TX]
    Provided a 19-year-old legislative intern and her friends with a "lot of alcohol" at an apartment he rented separate from his wife and kids when the legislature was in session and then had unprotected sex with her which a Republican-led investigation determined was tantamount to rape because his victim "could not effectively consent to intercourse" due to the influence of alcohol, and also because she very likely would have said no as it was her first time having sex
    14 Apr 2023
    According to an official complaint filed against Slaton and exclusively reported by The Texas Tribune
  • Baselessly accused a wide swath of election officials and everyday citizens of a myriad of election crimes without any evidence while he himself committed actual election crimes like pressuring the Georgia Secretary of State to throw out thousands of legally cast ballots, making illegal campaign finance payments to cover up sex scandals and inciting an insurrection against the US Government to overturn Joe Biden's decisive election victory
    30 Mar 2023
    According to reporting by numerous outlets over a yearslong period
  • State Rep. Matt Grossell [R-MN]
    Swerved in and out of his lane at 2:30am while going nearly 20 mph over the speed limit and was found to have a BAC of over twice the legal limit after police pulled him over and then unsuccessfully tried to exploit his personal relationship with the arresting officer to get out of trouble, which is especially egregious as he was a former sheriff's deputy who served on his legislature's "Public Safety" committee
    17 Feb 2023
    According to a police report filed by local officials
  • Ronald Andruchuk [2018 RI GOP State Rep. Candidate]
    Illegally purchased 211 guns and 25,390 rounds (1,555.8 pounds) of ammunition after lying about his severe drug abuse problem on purchase forms, which he haphazardly stored throughout his property he shared with his wife and three young children and was found by police dressed in a bulletproof vest and tactical gear with four guns and methamphetamine on his person after neighbors reported that he was firing his weapons so recklessly outside his property that he nearly hit multiple innocent bystanders
    18 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Solomon Peña [2022 GOP NM State Legislator Nominee]
    Fired his gun at the home of one of his perceived political enemies and hired four gunmen to conduct drive-by shootings at the homes of three others -- thankfully none of which resulted in anyone being injured -- after losing an election for a seat in the New Mexico House
    16 Jan 2023
    According to acting Alburquerque police commander Kyle Hartsock
  • Wyoming GOP Staffer Nina Webber
    Indiscriminately fired dozens of shots across a highway at a group of elk, forcing two people to seek cover as bullets "whizzed" by their heads while they were outside on their private property
    12 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Randy Gene Kaufman [2022 AZ GOP School Board Member Candidate]
    Pleasured himself watching videos in his truck within view of a busy road used by parents to pick up children from a nearby preschool after having spewed propaganda about wanting to protect children
    18 Oct 2022
    According to an arrest report filed by local police
  • Mike Erickson [2022 GOP OR Rep. Nominee]
    Ran a stop sign and proceeded to drive erratically until police who observed him "stumble" out of a bar around 1:40am pulled him over, noticed an "overwhelming odor of alcohol" and conducted a field sobriety test which he failed spectacularly and then was found to have oxycodone that had not been prescribed to him and yet he also portrayed himself as a "tough on crime" candidate
    27 Sep 2022
    According to court documents reported by local newspapers
  • Riled up crowds at rallies with chants of "lock her up!" after the FBI discovered a small number of classified files accidentally stored on Hillary Clinton's secure home server, but then intentionally took 300+ documents ranging from standard classified to the most sensitive top secret storing them in insecure locations at Mar-a-Lago and subverted multiple efforts to return them to authorities
    09 Aug 2022
    According to multiple sources and reported on by all major outlets
  • State Rep. Frederick Frazier [R-TX]
    Impersonated a city compliance officer on at least two occasions so he could order people to remove campaign signs his opponent had displayed at local businesses while also portraying himself as a fierce defender of law and order
    25 Jun 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • County Commissioner Ricky Carter [R-GA]
    Teamed up with his adult son to brutally assault his own brother-in-law resulting in him needing emergency medical care at a hospital and drew his gun on and threatened to harm a neighbor who attempted to intervene
    26 May 2022
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Rep. Madison Cawthorn [R-NC]
    Attempted to take his loaded handgun onto his airplane at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, but was stopped by TSA agents who took possession of his weapon and issued him a citation
    26 Apr 2022
    According to an airport spokesperson and reported by mainstream outlets
  • District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas [R-PA]
    Slapped a female work acquaintance on the face and then grabbed her by the neck and raped her after he entered her house without permission while also presenting himself as a "tough on crime" prosecutor to the public
    23 Sep 2021
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Madison Cawthorn [R-NC]
    Was caught with an unloaded gun and loaded magazine clip in his carryon bag as he was going through security at a regional airport in North Carolina
    31 Jul 2021
    According to an airport spokesperson and reported by mainstream outlets
  • Herschel Walker [2022 GOP GA Senator Nominee]
    Pointed a loaded gun against his ex-wife's head and threatened to kill her and her new boyfriend, after which she got a restraining order issued against him
    23 Jul 2021
    According to a police affidavit filed by his ex-wife's sister
  • Rep. Lauren Boebert [R-CO]
    Cursed and yelled at police officers who were in the process of arresting minors they caught drinking alcohol and urged the teens to run away which police reported caused the teens to become "unruly" while also portraying herself as a "law and order" politician who supports the police
    16 Jan 2021
    According to arrest records first reported by Colorado News Online
  • Rep. Ross Spano [R-FL]
    Attempted to take his loaded concealed handgun onto an airplane at Tampa International Airport, but was stopped by airport security and forced to secure it before being allowed to board his flight
    01 Oct 2020
    According to an airport spokesperson and reported by mainstream outlets
  • Aide Jerod Prunty
    Visited a massage parlor suspected of operating a human sex trafficking ring and was arrested for pandering three days after the parlor was raided by police presumably because they found evidence against him
    17 Feb 2019
    According to charging documents filed by local police and first reported by The Advocate
  • Montana Right to Life Director Gregg Trude
    Carelessly tossed a loaded rifle on the backseat of his truck which accidentally discharged and instantly killed his hunting partner while also being a firearm safety instructor who should have known better
    17 Dec 2018
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State House Speaker Lee Chatfield [R-MI]
    Attempted to board an airplane at Pellston Regional Airport in Michigan with an unregistered loaded handgun he had in a carryon bag and was fined nearly $4,000 by the TSA
    31 Jul 2018
    According to a report filed by TSA in conjunction with local police
  • State Sen. Ralph Shortey [R-OK]
    Illegally consumed marijuana with a teenage boy he met on Craigslist in a hotel room after he cosponsored a bill that would have made it so people who get caught with even small amounts of marijuana would be charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanor
    20 Nov 2017
    According to charging documents by federal officials
  • Judge Guy Williams [R-TX]
    Pointed a gun at the driver of a car he was dangerously tailing and tried to run her off the road as he zoomed past her
    04 Nov 2017
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio [R-AZ]
    Blatantly disregarded a new law that prevented the targeting of people of Latino descent showing complete disdain for "law and order" while also having had espoused excessive over-the-top rhetoric that claimed the opposite and was found guilty of criminal contempt of court
    31 Jul 2017
    He was convicted of criminal contempt but was pardoned by Donald Trump before being sentenced
  • Mayor Anthony Silva [R-CA]
    Gave alcohol to underage male camp counselors as young as 16-years-old and also filmed and photographed many of the boys getting completely naked as they played strip poker in his bedroom
    04 Aug 2016
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State Rep. Jeremy Durham [R-TN]
    Had sex with a 20-year-old college student in his government office after drunkenly texting her that he'd like to see her "naked around midnight" and enticing her with a cooler full of beer and later had sex with her in his own home while also being married
    13 Jul 2016
    According to a report from the Tennessee Attorney General
  • Aide Peter Boby
    Was caught with an unregistered firearm and ammunition on US Capitol grounds following a routine car inspection by Capitol police
    04 Aug 2015
    According to a report by CNN
  • Fearmongered that Mexico was bringing "crime" and "rapists" into the United States while at the same time having himself been credibly accused of rape and sexual assault by 25+ women
    25 Jun 2015
    According to multiple sources and reported on by multiple major outlets
  • Ryan Shucard [Press Secretary]
    Attempted to bring an unlicensed concealed handgun and attached magazine into the US Capitol, but was caught by security and arrested
    18 Jul 2014
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Curry Todd [R-TN]
    Failed a field sobriety test and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test after being pulled over by police for a suspected DUI upon which they also found a loaded handgun lodged between the driver seat and center console
    18 Jan 2013
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Federal Judge Samuel Kent [R]
    Lied to a committee of judges investigating him for sexual harassment in an effort to shield himself from consequences for his behavior in what one law professor characterized as "sort of mind-blowing" for a federal judge to obstruct justice as it "betrayed his oath in the most fundamental way"
    11 May 2009
    According to court records reported by the media
  • State Rep. Bob Allen [R-FL]
    Offered to perform oral sex on a random stranger in a public men's restroom for $20 mere months after he co-sponsored a bill that called for public sex offenses like this to be charged as a felony instead of misdemeanor offense
    10 Nov 2007
    According to charging documents filed by state officials
  • State Rep. Ted Klaudt [R-SD]
    Hypocritically sponsored a plethora of bills that took a hard stance against child sex offenders when he sexually assaulted two foster children under his care
    18 May 2007
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Mark Foley [R-FL]
    Offerred a 17-year-old boy working as a Congressional page oral sex in exchange for free lodgings at his home at the same time he was chair of a special Congressional committee dedicated to protecting exploited children
    02 Nov 2006
    According to voluminous reports filed by mainstream media outlets
  • District Attorney Richard Roach [R-TX]
    Routinely stole methamphetamine and other strong narcotics from police evidence lockers and openly injected himself with drugs in front of his office secretary while also being a District Attorney who was a fervent prosecutor of drug offenses who secured very harsh drug sentences
    26 Jun 2006
    He pled guilty to multiple felony drug charges and was sentenced to 18 years in prison
  • VP Dick Cheney
    Shot his hunting partner Harry Whittington in the face, neck and chest with a 28-gauge shotgun from only 30 yards away which resulted in him being admitted into the ICU at a local hospital and didn't report the shooting publicly for nearly 24 hours and only did so after a local news station reported on the incident
    12 Feb 2006
    According to reporting by mainstream outlets
  • Aide Joshua Wheeler [R-KS]
    Attempted to enter the US Capitol with an unregistered handgun that Capitol Police found during a security check
    01 Jun 2005
    According to charging documents filed by Capitol Police
  • Ronald Andruchuk [2018 RI GOP State Rep. Candidate]
    Packed two pistols, three rounds of ammunition, and flashlights stuffed with cocaine, amphetamine, and oxycodone into a duffel bag and hid it in the drop ceiling of a men’s bathroom inside a local tractor supply store
    01 Jan 1800
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Ronald Andruchuk [2018 RI GOP State Rep. Candidate]
    Packed two pistols, three rounds of ammunition, and flashlights stuffed with cocaine, amphetamine, and oxycodone into a duffel bag and hid it in the drop ceiling of a men’s bathroom inside a local tractor supply store
    01 Jan 1800
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials