The Ultimate Republican Scandals List

Displaying 201 - 250 of 1034 Scandals
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  • Commissioner Brian McAllister [R-MI]
    Drove in a way that state police pulled him over on suspicion of drunk driving resulting in his arrest after they determined he was under the influence
    14 Mar 2023
    According to arrest records filed by local police
  • State Rep. Jeffrey Greeson [R-NH]
    Violently swiped at and verbally accosted a snowplow driver for doing his job
    11 Mar 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police and corroborated by video footage taken by the victim
  • Commissioner Brian McAllister [R-MI]
    Was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving and had a BAC more than twice the legal limit of 0.17 after submitting to a breathalyzer test
    10 Mar 2023
    According to arrest records filed by local police
  • State Rep. Priscilla Giddings [R-ID]
    Unmasked the identity of a 19-year-old victim who was raped by a legislative ally and shared a picture of the victim when she was a minor on her Facebook page that resulted in a sustained torrent of harassment against her online and in public
    10 Mar 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the victim and reported on by NBC News
  • State Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger [R-ID]
    Unmasked the identity of a 19-year-old victim who accused him of rape by including her name in a formal response to an ethics investigation against him
    10 Mar 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the victim and reported on by NBC News
  • GOP Strategist Carlton Huffman
    Coerced two young women in to allowing him to orally and digitally penetrate them, which they felt they had no other option than going along with due to his having had brandished a gun in their presence earlier in the night and the power dynamic of him being nearly twenty years older than them
    10 Mar 2023
    According to the copy of the restraining order filed against him by the alleged victims obtained by CNN
  • State Rep. Dan Kirby [R-OK]
    Swerved off the road and crashed his motorcycle killing his girlfriend who was riding with him while under the influence of alcohol and a cocktail of illicit and unprescribed pharmaceutical drugs
    09 Mar 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Allegedly paid an accomplice $100 per day to illegally tamper with ATM machines in order to sell customer credit and debit card data online
    09 Mar 2023
    According to a sworn affidavit submitted to the FBI and Secret Service by alleged accomplice Gustavo Ribeiro Trelha
  • Eric Deters [2023 KY GOP Gov. Candidate]
    Tailgated his teenage nephew's truck at distances as close as two feet throughout his brother's farm for over a mile and later sent him threatening voicemails and texts in retaliation for the teen reportedly giving him the middle finger
    08 Mar 2023
    According to a police affidavit filed by his own brother
  • County Clerk Tina Peters [R-CO]
    Refused repeated police commands to hand over an iPad they had a search warrant for and then "actively" resisted the officers as they placed her in handcuffs
    04 Mar 2023
    According to an arrest report filed by local police
  • Nate Paul [Conservative Businessman]
    Lied to a judge under oath about financial transfers he made in violation of a previous court order which resulted in a judge sentencing him to 10 days in jail and fining him $181,760
    04 Mar 2023
    According to a ruling by the judge presiding over his criminal case
  • Commissioner Trent Hinkle [R-IN]
    Threw his phone in a rage and struck his less than 14-year-old foster child in the leg resulting in a cut and bruise during an argument over not cleaning their room
    01 Mar 2023
    According to a police report filed by local officials
  • GOP County Chair Jerry Scanlan [R-NJ]
    Slammed his car into a Lexus stopped at a red light and then failed a field sobriety test and when in custody took a breathalyzer test which was almost twice the legal limit shortly after attending an annual GOP brunch at a local country club
    27 Feb 2023
    According to a police report filed by local officials
  • Rep. Andy Ogles [R-TN]
    Lied about being a "former member of law enforcement" who had a specialization in "international sex crimes" when in fact he was a volunteer reserve deputy who had zero involvement in sex trafficking cases and only lasted two years because he had made no progress in his field training and rarely showed up to required meetings
    27 Feb 2023
    According to an investigative report by NewsChannel 5 in Nashville
  • Lied to a judge about working for Goldman Sachs during a bail hearing for a friend who was accused of fraud
    24 Feb 2023
    According to court documents obtained by Politico
  • Robert Otterstatter [2020 NY GOP City Council Member Candidate]
    Stole over $600 worth of groceries by not scanning items in the self-checkout on three separate occasions
    23 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Radio Host Joe Staysniak
    Struck his son, choked his son's boyfriend and threatened them with a gun as they sat in a parked car outside his home
    22 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents obtained by NBC News
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R-CA]
    Gave Tucker Carlson exclusive access to 41,000 hours of January 6 insurrection footage captured by surveillance cameras throughout the Capitol complex despite the very real possibility that sensitive information pertaining to the security of the Capitol could be made public
    Staff Notes: This was especially egregious for many reasons!
    22 Feb 2023
    According to an exclusive report by Axios
  • Mark Brnovich [Attorney General]
    Refused to publicly release a final report his own staff spent 10,000 hours on that debunked 2020 election conspiracy theories because it didn't back up his claim that the election was rife with fraud after he publicly claimed he had found "serious vulnerabilities" in the voting system which wasn't true
    22 Feb 2023
    According to documents released by his successor and reported on by The Washington Post
  • 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
  • Rep. Andy Ogles [R-TN]
    Lied about earning a second bachelors degree in economics from Middle Tennessee State while also publicly asserting "I'm an economist" on numerous occasions
    16 Feb 2023
    According to an investigative report by NewsChannel 5 in Nashville
  • City Council Member Peter Filiberto [R-FL]
    Attempted to flee from police on his motorcycle but wobbled and fell to the ground before he could get away, refused a field sobriety test, was found to be driving on a suspended license and had 10 grams of cocaine hidden in his shoes
    14 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • County Commissioner Robert Czernek [R-IL]
    Accepted over $280k in kickbacks from a local excavation company in exchange for approving over $700k in invoices for purported road work they never performed over an eight-year period
    14 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Refused to comply with a subpoena from NY Attorney General that demanded he turn over certain business records and was fined $10,000 a day -- $110,000 in total -- by a judge who held him in contempt
    14 Feb 2023
    According to a final ruling by an appeals court
  • TX Attorney General Ken Paxton [R]
    Retaliated against four staffers who reported his alleged corruption to the FBI by maligning them as "rogue employees" and fired or forced them out through other means and later spent $3.3 million in taxpayer dollars to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit which also forced him to apologize for disparaging them
    10 Feb 2023
    According to a settlement agreement reached between Paxton and the fired staffers
  • Purchased four golden retriever puppies from an Amish breeder with fraudulent checks that later bounced and left the owner of the puppies out of nearly $5,000 in lost income
    09 Feb 2023
    According to a complaint filed by the owner that was later dismissed when he paid him back
  • State Sen. Charles Schwertner [R-TX]
    Swerved in and out of his lane for an extended period of time around 1am and was arrested for refusing a breathalyzer after police observed him slurring his speech with a "strong odor of alcoholic beverages on his breath"
    07 Feb 2023
    According to a police report filed by local officials
  • Granted Melania Trump access to the White House Situation Room during a highly secretive US military raid targeting an ISIS leader in a clear breach of rules prohibiting people who lack the proper security clearance from entering the room
    07 Feb 2023
    According to former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller
  • Grabbed potential employee Derek Myers' crotch without his consent while they were alone in his office and then told him "my husband is out of town tonight if you want to come over" which he declined
    05 Feb 2023
    According to a firsthand account from the alleged victim who also filed an official complaint with the U.S. Capitol Police and the House Ethics Committee
  • State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson [R-AR]
    Illegally spent over $100,000 in campaign contributions on personal expenses and then tried to cover it up by filing numerous false tax returns
    03 Feb 2023
    He pleaded guilty to tax and wire fraud and was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay over $350,000 in fines
  • Lynda Bennett [2020 NC GOP Rep. Candidate]
    Illegally accepted over $25,000 in campaign contributions from a single family member far exceeding the $5,600 legal limit per person
    30 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • Bill Barr [Attorney General]
    Repeatedly injected himself into special counsel John Durham's political investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia scandal in order to help Trump and discredit his detractors which led to his second in command resigning in protest and another taking a new job outside of the investigation
    26 Jan 2023
    According to an exclusive report by The New York Times
  • GOP County Chair Rocky Hayes [R-SD]
    Had multiple felony videos of young children between the ages of 8 to 13 doing sexual acts with older men saved on his cloud services account
    26 Jan 2023
    According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader
  • Chief of Police Shawn Denning [R-PA]
    Coordinated purchasing and distributing cocaine and methamphetamine with someone who was also a confidential government informant working with the DEA by connecting them with distribution networks in Arizona and California and having the drugs delivered to Pennsylvania through the mail multiple times over a sixteen-month period
    25 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Priest Frank Pavone
    Massaged and inappropriately touched four young women working under his direct supervision over a nearly twenty-year period
    24 Jan 2023
    According to an investigative report by The Pillar
  • Mayor Jaron Rosien [R-IA]
    Slid his hand up a male victim's thigh, groped his genitals, and kissed him on his cheek (or ear) which "was in no way consented to" by the victim after hours at a bar he owned while also being married to his husband
    24 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Activist Ammon Bundy
    Smeared a Boise, Idaho, hospital by falsely accusing them of kidnapping a severely malnourished baby which spurred him to put a call out to his zealot followers to protest outside the hospital and force a lockdown that resulted in hospital staff barricading the exit doors and ambulances being rerouted to other hospitals
    23 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • David Truax
    Instigated a fight with two innocent people he falsely accused of selling drugs and was charged with harassment after a police investigation determined he was at fault
    20 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • 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
  • Lee County Board of County Commissioners Staffer Christine Deramo
    Swerved in and out of her lane after 1:00am and soon after refused to take a breathalyzer and field sobriety tests after police reported smelling an "overwhelming alcoholic odor" along with her bloodshot eyes and then namedropped her politically affiliated boss and the local sheriff in an apparent attempt to get out of trouble
    18 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Mayor Ted Tomaszewski [R-NJ]
    Engaged in multiple sex acts including penetrative sex with a 15-year-old boy over a two-month period
    17 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Pocketed $3,000 from a GoFundMe fundraiser meant to save a homeless veteran's dying service dog who later died
    17 Jan 2023
    According to an investigative report by Patch.com
  • 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
  • Wife Phuong Taylor
    Submitted dozens of phony voter registrations, absentee ballot requests and absentee ballots in the 2020 Iowa Republican primary in an attempt to help her husband Jeremy Taylor's campaign for the US House
    12 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Massachusetts GOP Chair Jim Lyons
    Broke state law barring PACs from coordinating with local and state political parties by encouraging a Republican state PAC to pay $52,000 for an investigation into the Democratic candidate for governor
    12 Jan 2023
    According to MassGOP party treasurer Pat Crowley and confirmed by The Boston Herald
  • Allowed a top campaign aide to impersonate GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy's chief of staff in calls soliciting money from wealthy donors in both the 2020 and 2022 election cycles
    09 Jan 2023
    According to an investigative report by CNBC
  • Suspiciously listed 37 campaign expenses on purchases like a hotel stay in Miami and other travel expenses as costing $199.99 -- one cent below the legally binding $200 threshold that required itemized receipts -- on his campaign finance forms
    09 Jan 2023
    According to allegations detailed in a lawsuit filed by nonprofit campaign watchdog The Campaign Legal Center
  • Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC]
    Cashed in between $628,000 and $1.72 million in stocks from companies seen as vulnerable to the burgeoning COVID-19 outbreak over a series of 33 separate transactions after receiving confidential briefings as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee
    06 Jan 2023
    According to financial disclosures reported on by the media