Conservative Controversies & Scandals

2012 Republican Sex Scandals

  • Todd Kincannon, the former director of the South Carolina GOP, has found himself in the middle of a sexting scandal after a female acquaintance went public with a nude picture of himself that he reportedly sent to her.
  • Dinesh D'Souza resigns after days of controversy over accusations of marital infidelity against D'Souza, who reportedly attended a recent event on Christian values with a woman who was not his his wife of 20 years and shared a hotel room with her.
  • Desjarlais admitted to a doctor-patient affair in an email to supporters, but denied the woman had gotten pregnant, in spite of a long conversation in which the two bicker over whether or not he should accompany her to an abortion clinic in Atlanta. The woman would have been about four months pregnant at the time, according to the email DesJarlais sent defending his actions in the affair. He has been hit with an ethics complaint.
  • Horner withdrew from the election after being connected with a prostitution ring. He released a statement saying that he was resigning from all state politics.
  • The Senate Ethics committee has admonished Republican Sen. Tom Coburn over his involvement with a staffer to former Sen. John Ensign.
  • Michael Wiener, a GOP county commissioner in New Mexico, is being asked to resign after a picture of him posing with scantily clad women in a well-known red light district in the Philippines surfaced.
  • Michael Kobulnicky, a former San Diego Tea Party activist, was arrested for the abduction and sexual assault of a 56 year-old woman on February 25th. Kobulnicky was booked into San Diego Central Jail on numerous felony charges, including kidnapping, sexual assault and sex with a foreign object.
  • Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Ariz., stepped down as a co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign in the state after a newspaper published accusations that he threatened to deport a former boyfriend, who was from Mexico, when the man refused to keep quiet about their relationship.