Republican Sex Scandals
(Full list of scandals and sources at Moral Values)
Adelphia Communications Corp.: Donated large sums of money
to some of the most conservative members of Congress. They
are also the first cable company to offer hard-core adult movies
to subscribers. Daily Kos article
Edison Misla Aldarondo, Republican legislator, was sentenced
to 13 years in prison for molestation of his daughter and
her friend for eight-year period starting when they were 9.
Randal David Ankeney, Republican activist, arrested on
suspicion of sexual assault on a child with force. He faces 6
charges related to getting a 13-year-old girl stoned on pot
and then having sex with her. Also accused of sexually
assaulting another girl. Denver ABC Article
Dick Armey (R-Texas), former professor, has been accused by
The Dallas Observer of sexually harassing female students.
Jim Bakker, televangelist with Pat Robertson at Robertson's
Christian Broadcasting network. Committed adultery with
Jessica Hahn and then used charitable donations to pay her
hush money. Fellow televangelists say he's gay. Indicted on 23
federal charges of fraud, tax evasion, and racketeering.
Bob Barr, Republican Congressman from Georgia. Sponsored
the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, saying "The flames of
hedonism, the flames of narcissism, the flames of self-centered
morality are licking at the very foundation of our society, the
family unit." Was married three times. Paid for his second
wife's abortion (she also suspected he was cheating on
her). Failed to pay child support to the children of his first
two wives and while married to his third and present wife
was photographed licking whipped cream off of strippers at
his inaugural party.
Merrill Robert Barter, Republican County Commissioner,
pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a
teenage boy. Booth Bay Register Article
Robert Bauman, Republican congressman and anti-gay activist,
was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he
picked up at a gay bar. Source: Washington Blade
Parker J. Bena, Republican activist and Bush Elector, pleaded
guilty to possession of child pornography (including
children as young as 3 years old) on his home computer
and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined
Louis Beres, chairman of the Christian Coalition of Oregon. 3 of
his family members accuse him of molesting them when
they were pre-teens. Editor and Publisher article. In August
06, Beres confessed. The Portland Mercury
Howard L. Brooks, Republican legislative aide and advisor to a
California assemblyman, was charged with molesting a 12-
year old boy and possession of child pornography.
Sacramento Bee article
John Bolton Bush's appointee ambassador to United Nations,
corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton’s first wife,
Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have
not been refuted by the State Department. Raw Story Article
Mike Bowers Former State Attorney General, prosecuted the
famous Bowers vs. Hardwick case, based on Georgia anti-
sodomy laws. Admitted to a 10-year adulterous affair Slate
Pat Buchanan presidential candidate, media talking-head. His
campaign refused to confirm or deny whether Pat has had
chlamydia or any other venereal diseases.
Andrew Buhr, Republican politician, former committeeman for
Hadley Township Missouri, was charged with two counts of
first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
Ted Bundy campaigned for the Republican Party. Infamous
serial rapist who murdered 16 women. Source: BBC
Jim Bunn Congressman of Oregon: With his success due in
great part to support from the Christian Coalition, Bunn won
his congressional seat, then immediately ditched his wife
(and mother of his five children), married a staffer, and put
his new wife on the state payroll for the unheard-of salary
of $97,500. Conservative Babylon
John Allen Burt, Republican anti-abortion activist, convicted of
sexually molesting a 15 year old girl at the home for
troubled girls that he ran. Source: Pensacola News Journal
Dan Burton, Republican Congressman who, while married,
fathered a child by another woman. Salon.com Article
George W. Bush, Republican president, accused in a criminal
complaint and lawsuit of raping Margie Schoedinger, who
was later suicided. Accused by Tammy Phillips, a former
stripper quoted in the National Enquirer in 2000 saying she
had an affair with Bush that had ended in 1999. Also noted
by Mrs. Blount whom G.W.BUSH while campaigning for her
Husband Red Blount and while G.W.BUSH was possibly A.
W.O.L from the Air National Guard at age 26 he was all over
their 14 year old daughter.
Neil Bush, brother of G. W. Bush, in a March 2003 divorce
deposition, admitted repeatedly having sex with strange
women who just showed up at his room while on an Asian
business trip. (Overshadowing the sex scandal; the business
scandal--see link.) Washington Post article.
John Butler, Republican activist, was charged with criminal
sexual assault on a teenage girl.
Ken Calvert, Congressman (R-Ca), champion of the Christian
Coalition and its "family values." Sued as an alimony deadbeat
by his ex-wife. Said "We can't forgive what occurred between
the President and Lewinsky." In 1993 he was caught by police
receiving oral sex from a prostitute and attempted to flee
Charles Canady, Congressman (R-Florida), Judiciary Committee
member. Lied to his constituents about his adulterous affair
with Sharon Becker, which caused her divorce.
Helen Chenoweth, Congresswoman (R-Id.). In 1995, Chenoweth
had denied having an affair when asked about it by The Spokane
Spokesman-Review. In 1998 she called (in a campaign ad) for
Bill Clintons resignation saying "I believe that personal conduct
integrity do matter". Days later she admitted to a six-year
adulterous affair with a married associate. but now she
claims a pardon from a higher authority: "I've asked for God's
forgiveness, and I've received
it," she revealed.
Keola Childs, Republican County Councilman, pleaded guilty to
sexual assault in the first degree for molesting a male child.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Article
Kevin Coan, Republican St. Louis Election Board official,
arrested and charged with trying to buy sex from a 14-year-
old girl whom he met on the Internet. Source: Newmax
Roy Cohn, continually condemned gays and gay rights. Was a
closet gay who died of AIDS. Wikipedia Article
Carey Lee Cramer Political consultant and anti-Kerry ad
producer, tried for molesting two young girls, one of whom
lived with him, and was 8 yrs old; the other starred in an
anti-Kerry commercial. Diary Diary. The Monitor.
Dan Crane, Republican Congressman, married, father of six.
Received a 100% "Morality Rating" from Christian Voice.
Had sex with a minor working as a congressional page.
Salon.com article On July 20, the House voted for censure of
Crane, the first time that censure had been imposed for
Paul Crouch Televangelist, Former President of Trinity
Broadcasting Network (TBN). Paid $425,000 in hush money in
an attempt to cover up a gay affair. Christianity Today article
Richard A. Dasen Sr., Republican benefactor of conservative
Christian groups, convicted of sexual abuse of children,
promotion of prostitution and several counts of solicitation,
enough to add up to a sentence of 126 years in prison.
Investigators estimated that he spent up to $5,000,000 on
prostitutes. Missoulian Article on the trial
Richard A. Delgaudio, Republican fundraiser and Bush pioneer,
was found guilty of child porn charges. WBAL Channel article
Peter Dibble, Republican legislator pleaded no contest to
having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
News Channel 8 Article
Nicholas Elizondo, Director of the Young Republican Federation
molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six
years in prison. Halfway down this Bakersfield Californian article
Thomas B. Evans, Jr. -R Congressman from Delaware may
have had an afair with Paula Parkinson (see his article for
Larry Dale Floyd, Republican Constable in Denton County,
Texas Precinct Two. Arrested for allegedly crossing state
lines to have sex with an 8-year old child and was charged
with 7 related offenses. Age 62 at time of arrest. Dallas
News Article | Atrios Article
Mark Foley, Republican Representative, Florida Sixteenth
Congressional District. Resigned after trying to solicit sex
from male congressional pages via an instant messenger
program. The conversations included his asking a sixteen-
year-old "stud" whether his penis was erect and requesting
that he take out and measure his penis. The cover-up
involved Republican House Majority Leader John Boehner,
Ohio Eighth Congressional District and Republican House
Speaker Dennis Hastert, Illinois Fourteenth District.
John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, a prominent anti-abortion
columnist and GOP fund raiser. He lost his position after it
was revealed that he impregnated the daughter of an old
girlfriend and then encouraged her to abort his child.
American Politics Journal Article
Jeff Gannon Partisan blogger with no journalism credentials and
a fake name who got invited to Bush's Press conferences. Is also
a pimp and a gay prostitute. Truthout Article. See also
dKospedia's page on Jeff Gannon.
Jack W. Gardner, Republican Councilman, had been convicted
of molesting a 13-year old girl. when the Republican Party,
knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot. Article with
Richard Gardner, a Nevada State Representative (R), admitted
to molesting his two daughters. Review Journal Article
Newt Gingrich, Republican Speaker of the House, married
three times. Gingrich campaign worker Anne Manning
admitted that she gave Newt oral sex while he was still
married to his first wife. Informed one wife he was filing for
divorce while she was in the hospital recovering from
cancer treatments. Salon article
Philip Giordano, Republican mayor sentenced to 37 years for
forcing two 8 and 10 year old girls to perform oral sex on
him in his City Hall office. NBC Article | Newsday Article
Rudy Giuliani, Republican mayor of New York, presidential
candidate, had an adulterous affair. Pocketed $80,000 for
speaking at a charity benefit for tsunami aid which raised
only $60,000 for the victims themselves (Feb 2005).
Matthew Glavin, president and CEO of the Southeastern Legal
Foundation, big player in the Clinton Impeachment, and many
anti-gay jihads, has been arrested multiple times for public
indeceny, one time fondling the crotch of the officer who
was arresting him. Full Article
Marty Glickman, Republican activist, was taken into custody by
Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity
with a juvenile and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
Mark A. Grethen, Republican activist, convicted on six counts
of sex crimes involving children. Orlando Weekly article
Jon Grunseth, Republican businessman and candidate for
Minnesota governor, withdrew his candidacy after allegations
surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four
underage girls, including his daughter, and tried to grope
one. "I've made some mistakes" he said. USA Today article
Dr. W. David Hager Bush appointee, member of Focus on the
Family's Physician Resource Council, player in movement to ban
the morning-after-pill. Had an adulterous affair, before
divorcing his wife he sexually abused her, including
sodomizing her in her sleep. Article
Mark Harris, Republican city councilman who is described as a
"church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with
an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
John Hathaway, Republican Senate candidate, was accused of
having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew
his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the
media. Source: Casco Bay weekly
Howard Scott Heldreth, anti-abortion activist who gained fame
during the Shiavo media-circus, was convicted of two charges
of raping a child in 2002. page at Florida Department of Law
Enforcement's Sexual Offender/Predator Unit
Mike Hintz, a First Assembly of God youth pastor, introduced by
Bush on the campaign trail, and promoted his policies. Says he
supports Bush's values. Two months later, this married father
of four turned himself into police, charged with the sexual
exploitation of a child. ArticleCommentar Also signed an ad
(that called for criminally prosecuting business that sell porn),
along with another pastor who was repeatedly busted for public
Neal Horsley has called for the arrest of all homosexuals.
Admitted on the Fox News Radio's The Alan Colmes Show,
that he's had sex with mules. Put photographs on his Web
site of naked men engaging in homosexual acts and a nude
woman engaging in bestiality amid shots of grotesquely
maimed fetuses. Drug dealer convicted of possession of
hashish with intent to sell. He calls for "the establishment
of a new government, one that can obey God's plan for
Tim Hutchinson, divorced his wife of 29 years to marry a
congressional aide he was having an affair with.
Henry Hyde, Republican Judge who oversaw Clinton's
impeachment proceedings, prominent opponent of reproductive
rights, who had an extramarital affair with a woman who was
married and had three children, during the course of which
she and her husband were divorced. Salon.com article
Don Haidl, Assistant Sheriff of Orange Country, in violation of
California's rape shield law, led a smear campaign against
the child his son poisoned and then violently gang-raped
on videotape, adding up to 24 felony counts. He said that his
son "acted accordingly" because the child was a "slut". The full
gruesome story, with many newspaper articles.
Paul Ingram, Republican Party leader of Thurston County,
Washington, pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his
daughters and served 14 years in federal prison. Source:
Bernard Kerik, had two simultaneous adulterous affairs.
Earl Kimmerling, sentenced to 40 years in prison after he
confessed to molesting an 8-year old girl after he
attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
I. Lewis Libby, former Assistant to the President and Chief of
Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. In 1996 published a novel
containing bizaree sexual content, including beastiality and
Rush Limbaugh, Republican radio personality, triple-divorcee
, 30-pill a day drug addict. Goodies from The Smoking Gun.
Bob Livingston, former Congressman (R-La.) resigned from the
House in the wake of revelations about his past adultery.
Donald Lukens, Republican Congressman, was found guilty of
having sex with a minor - a girl he was accused of sleeping
with since she was 13. Time Article
Pat McPherson, Douglas County Election Commissioner.
Arrested for fondling a 17-year-old girl.
Jon Matthews, Republican talk show host in Houston, was
indicted for indecency with a child, including exposing his
genitals to a girl under the age of 17. Source: ABC News
Jeff Miller, (R-Cleveland), Senate Republican Caucus Chairman
in Tennessee and the sponsor of Tennessee’s Marriage
Protection act, getting divorced (as of April 2005) because of
an affair he was having with an office aid. Miller described
the Tennessee Marriage Protection Act as a means of
preserving the sanctity of marriage. He opposed an
amendment, however, which stated that “Adultery is
deemed to be a threat to the institution of marriage and
contrary to public policy in Tennessee.”  
Nicholas Morency, Republican anti-abortion activist, pleaded
guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer
and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion
doctor The Dallas Morning News article.
Sue Myrick, Congresswoman (R-NC), describes herself as a
"devout Christian." Committed adultery with a married man.
Bill O'Reilly Right-wing conservative talk show host on Fox News,
sued for sexual harrassment by his producer.
Bob Packwood, Senator (R-Ore.), resigned in 1995 under a
threat of public senate hearings related to 10 female ex-
staffers accusing him of sexual harassment.
Jeffrey Patti, Republican Committee Chairman, was arrested for
distributing what experts call "some of the most offensive
material in the child pornography world" - a video clip of a
5-year-old girl being raped. Daily Record News Article
John Paulk, lied about prowling for gay sex while running a
fundamentalist group to cure gays.
Brent Parker Utah State Representetive. Arrested for soliciting
sex from an undercover officer posing as a male prostitute.
KSL News Article |Deseret News Article
John Peterson, Congressman (R-Pa), accused of sexual
harassment and creation of a hostile work environment by
six women. Peterson has refused to admit a crime, saying only
"I may have been an excessive hugger."
Harvey Pitt, SEC Chief under George W. Bush until he was
forced to resign in 2002. Worked for New Frontier Media, a
firm which distributed teen sex videos.
Mark Pazuhanich, Republican judge, pleaded no contest to
fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years
probation. Pocono Record article
George Roche III, carried on a 19 year affair with his son's
wife, while serving as Republican, president of Hillsdale College,
which "emphasizes the importance of the common moral truths
that bind all Americans, while recognizing the importance of
religion for the maintenance of a free society."
Beverly Russell, County Chairman of the Christian Coalition,
sexually molested his step-daughter, Susan Smith, who
later drowned her two children. Herald-Journal Article
|Commentary on Newsweek Article
Jack Ryan, 2004 Republican nominee for US Senate from Illinois,
pressured his wive, actress Jeri Ryan, to have sex with
other men. Tricked her into visiting sex clubs, where he
asked her to have sex with him while others watched.
Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman, currently a
conservative talk show host. Resigned his congressional seat
abruptly to spend more time with his family, amidst
allegations of an affair. His intern, Lori Klausutis, was soon
after found dead in his office. The medical examiner, who
had his license revoked in Missouri for falsifying
information in an autopsy report, and suspended in florida
for six years, ruled the case an accident, after giving
conflicting information about her injuries. He said he lied
about them because "The last thing we wanted was 40
questions about a head injury."
Ed Schrock, two-term republican congressman, with a 92%
approval rating from the Christian Coalition. Cosponsor of the
Federal Marriage Amendment, consistently opposed gay rights.
Married, with wife and kids. Withdrew his candidacy for a
third term after tapes of him soliciting for gay sex were
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, right wing conservative radio host.
Promotes family values, estranged from her mother, opposes
birth control, has had her tubes tied, espouses saving oneself for
marriage, admits to having had sex before she was married,
opposes adultery, has committed adultery while she was
married, and has slept with a married man, opposes divorce, is
divorced and remarried, has posed for nude photos which
are available online.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican governor, had sex with a
16 year old when he was 28.
Jean Schmidt, OH-2, though not herself implicated, employed a
campaign manager (Joe Braun) in her 2005 election who once
wrote an article condemning gay men for running sex ad profiles,
and who was then accused of running his own sex profile on
Collarme, an S&M sex site. The profile called for
"submissives" to wear only a collar and handcuffs and to
have hot wax dripped on them. DKOS Diary
John Scmitz, right-wing republican congressman, who had his
committee chairship taken away from him in the California
State Senate after issuing a press release attacking Jews,
feminists and gays. Forced out of office in 1982 for having
an adulterous affair and fathering two children out of
wedlock with one of his students. He was caught because
his baby was admitted to hospital for having hair tied so
tightly around his penis that it was almost severed. His
daughter, Mary Kay LeTourneau, was convicted of having
an adulterous affair with one of her students, and giving
birth to two of his children. Wikipedia article
Larry Jack Schwarz, Republican parole board officer and former
Colorado state representative, fired after child pornography
was found in his possession. Rocky Mountain News article
With his political career over, he went to work in the hard-core
pornography industry for Platinum X Pictures, owned by
his daughter, porn starlet Jewel De'Nyle (Stephany
Schwarz). Wikipedia article
Jim Stelling, Seminole County Republican Party chairman who
believes in "family values", as he told a judge. Filed a
defamation lawsuit against Nancy Goettman, a former
county GOP executive committee member, for falsely
claiming he had been married six times. Stelling has been
married 5 times.
Don Sherwood, Republican member of the U.S. House of
Representatives. Eventually admitted to an affair with a
woman 30 years younger than him, after she accused him
of physical abuse and attempting to choke her. Post-Gazette
Tom Shortridge. Republican campaign consultant, was
sentenced to three years probation for taking nude
photographs of a 15-year old girl. LA Times article
Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr., Republican City Councilman, pleaded no
contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in
prison. Sex Offender Registry page | Article
Craig J. Spence, Republican lobbyist, organized orgies with
child prostitutes in the White House during the 1980s. Full
page including Washington Times article Discovery Channel
Jimmy Swaggart, Republican televangelist, said during a
sermon "I'm trying to find the correct name for it … this
utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying
men. … I've never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry.
And I'm gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me
like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died." Had an
affair with a prostitute.
David Swartz, Republican County Commissioner, pleaded guilty
to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was
sentenced to 8 years in prison. Rocky Mountain News Article
Randall Terry, Right to Life activist, founder of Operation
Rescue, involved in the Terri Schiavo protests. Once
imprisoned for sending former President Bill Clinton an
aborted fetus. His son Jamiel is gay; his daughter Tila had
sex outside of marriage, became pregnant, had a
miscarriage - she is no longer welcome in his home; his
daughter Ebony had 2 children outside of wedlock and
became Muslim. He has campaigned against infidelity and
birth control, gays and unwed mothers. Terry himself was
censured by his church after committing adultery.
Bill Thomas Republican congressman, had an affair with
Deborah Steelman, a health care lobbyist who steered
huge campaign gifts to Thomas' war chest.
Strom Thurmond, republican senator and racist, raped and
impregnanted a 15-year old African American maid. (BBC
Robin Vanderwall, Republican strategist and Citadel Military
College graduate, director of Faith & Family Alliance, (a Christian
spin off), former student of Pat Robertson's Regent Universtity,
member of Ralph Reed's inner circle who funneled money to from
lobbiest Jack Abromoff to Reed , convicted in Virginia for
soliticing sex from a 13-year-old-boy and on four other
counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the
internet. Virginian-Pilot Article
J.C. Watts, Representative (R-Oklahoma), loud champion of
"moral values." Has out-of-wedlock children.
Jim West, Spokane Mayor. Supported a bill, which failed, would
have barred gays and lesbians from working in schools, day-care
centers and some state agencies. Voted to bar the state from
distributing pamphlets telling people how to protect themselves
from AIDS. Proposed that “any touching of the sexual or other
intimate parts of a person” among teens be criminalized. Had a
sexual affair with an 18 year old boy.Source: Spokesman
Keith Westmoreland, a Tennessee state representative (R), was
arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious
exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e. exposing himself to
children). Tennesean Article
Stephen White, Republican preacher. Was arrested after
allegedly offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to
perform oral sex on him. Daily Pennsylvanian article | Daily
Yale News Article
Prosecutors are investigating allegations Congressman/Felon
Randy Cunningham was periodically supplied with prositutes.
List of Hypocritical Republican Christians
I challenged on a few forums that if anyone compiled a list as
long or longer of Democrats in similar positions of trust, who had
similarly broken that trust through sexual abuse, that I would pay
$500 to the charity of their choice. No one was able to produce
such a list.
What upsets me so much is that Christian Republicans were
herded to the polls by Rove who full well knew how to design a
win for Bush: Christian Republicanspreach high morals and at
the same time hate of gays, but they themselves don't appear to
have even the most minimal morals in many cases, and they got
us into this horrific war in Iraq which is destabilizing the whole
When I am most upset with someone I tend to ask them if they
are a Republican Christian because that is really the worst thing I
can think of given recent history and this list.
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