Has a Democrat Speaker of the House every stepped down over a sex scandal within his party?
Just wondering.... since I don't recall anyone stepping down for the Gerry Studds affair. . .would that be the honorable Tip O'Neil?
- rmagedonLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
It has never happened and I could not find any reference to any democrat in congress resigning ever, yet they consistently scream that others should.
You would think America would set aside their partisanship and notice a distinct hypocrisy in the democrats. Studds was disgusting as was Franks, running homosexual whores out of his home in DC.
I believe the democrats have sunk to a level that they will never be able to recover from.
- snellingLv 44 years ago
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
No. No one did. And Studds was welcomed by his party during the next congress with three standing ovations and awarded with a committee chairmenship. Apparently the Dems are so upset with Foley because it's only OK for the Dems to bugger underage pages.
- Mr. BoofLv 61 decade ago
Studds got a standing ovation from his Democratic colleagues in his first House appearance following his censure - I think that says it all about where the Democratic party is coming from.
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- C-ManLv 71 decade ago
The poor Dems can't get any these days... hence no scandals :P
I mean come on, can you imagine a sex scandal involving Nancy Pelosi, Joe Lieberman or Sandy Berger?
- Reba KLv 61 decade ago
There's nothing like the present, especially when Republican sympathizers try to point the blame at events that happened elsewhere 20 years ago and at Democrats who knew nothing about this slimy affair. Republicans knew everything and they were too busy power grabbing, maneuvering to destroy your rights and murdering other populations to do anything about it.
They blew it and don't deserve to be there. Clean up the party, find some honorable leaders and throw those those bums out. It's as simple as that and everyone's waiting for followers like you to figure that out.
- 1 decade ago
I don't think the Dems have been in power long enough to have a speaker of the house. lol.
- 1 decade ago
Hastert and his cronies covered up the Foley affair.
Do you have any evidence of wrongdoing by Tip O'Neill that the rest of us don't know about?
- halfbrightLv 51 decade ago
No but I heard Clinton pops up when they happen.oh bad choice of words
- turntableLv 61 decade ago
i don't think there has been...Clinton never stepped down...but he is God to democrats...