Many sex scandals in American history have involved incumbent United States federal elected politiciansas well as persons appointed with the consent of the United States Senate. This list is ordered chronologically.
There is some emphasis on sex scandals since the mids, because the media was less inclined to cover these matters before then. For these listed people, either the scandal, or the behavior which gave rise to it, occurred while they were occupying their high federal offices, and one or the other date may be used here, even if coverage of the scandal was entirely posthumous.
Politicians' sex crimes are not covered in this particular list, regardless of whether there has been a verdict yet. One of the definitions of sex is "physical activity in which people touch each other's bodies, kiss each other, etc.
Misunderstandings, breaches of ethics, or cover-ups may or may not result in scandals depending on the amount of publicity generated, and the seriousness of the alleged behavior. Wikimedia list article.
This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by adding missing items with reliable sources. Further information: —18 United States political sexual scandals.
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