No matter what time of year it is, (be it an American election or otherwise) political sex scandals span both the Democratic and Republican parties. From Political Johns to lowly adulterers, the two are pretty even in terms of sex scandals since 1976. Democrats have edged ahead in recent years though! This is a politician list of sex scandals. For the other side of political sex scandals see the Republican list.
Due to the 2017 Weinstein effect, many Democrats accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault have been added to the list, including Senator Al Franken, former California State Assembly member Raul Bocanegra, and former San Diego mayor Bob Filner.
This list answers the question what was the worst Democrat sex scandal? Was it John Edwards? Was it Gary Hart? Take a look and see what Democratic politicians got into a heap of trouble because they let sex in the way of their political aspirations.
On November 16, 2017, Al Franken was accused of sexual assault by media personality Leeann Tweeden. In her blog post, Tweeden wrote that Franken forcibly kissed her without her consent during a USO skit rehearsal in 2006. A photo also shows Franken appearing to groper her breasts while she was sleeping.
A few days later, more women accused Franken of groping them while posing for photos together during political events. Franken ultimately resigned from the Senate on December 7, 2017.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Commentator, Politician, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, + moresee more on Al Franken
On November 21 2017, the House Ethics Committee investigated multiple sexual harassment allegations against John Conyers. Nancy Pelosi called for him to resign, and Conyers ultimately stepped down on December 5.
Birthplace: Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Politician, Actor, Lawyersee more on John Conyers
UPDATE: During an MSNBC interview in November 2017, Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette alleged that Filner tried to force himself on her in an elevator.
In August 2013, Bob Filner was forced to resign as Mayor of San Diego after numerous sexual harassment allegations were made against him.
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Profession: Politiciansee more on Bob Filner
In October 2017, former staffer Elise Flynn Gyore alleged that Raul Bocanegra "put his hands into her blouse" outside of a bathroom at a Sacramento night club. Bocanegra later resigned as majority whip of the California State Assembly following sexual harassment allegations made by six women.
Birthplace: United States of America