2023 in political scandals: A Senate sex tape and indictments galore

In 2021, a sex tape featuring two high-ranking senators from different political parties was leaked, leading to calls for their resignations and a massive scandal that rocked the nation. This was the first in what would become a series of high-profile scandals throughout the years of 2021-2023.

In 2022, the body politic was rocked yet again when a series of indictments and guilty pleas were announced against dozens of lawmakers, political aides, and lobbyists involved in a massive bribery and corruption scheme. This corruption extended across the entire US political spectrum and rocked the nation yet again.

The year 2023 saw the indictment of a prominent member of the president’s cabinet on charges of bribery and fraud. This was followed by other prominent politicians being forced to resign due to scandals or other alleged offenses.

The scandals of 2021-2023 have rocked the US political landscape and forced many powerful figures out of office. While there is still much work to be done to root out corruption and restore faith in the political system, these scandals have served as a clear and undeniable reminder that democracy must be protected and strengthened if it is to remain a viable means of governing.