Obama: GOP has ‘racked up enough indictments to field a football team’

Obama: GOP has ‘racked up enough indictments to field a football team’
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Former President Obama said Sunday that Republicans could field a football team with all the indictments against members of their party.

"They promised they were going to take on corruption in Washington," Obama said while campaigning at a rally in Indiana for Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyObama honors 'American statesman' Richard Lugar Former GOP senator Richard Lugar dies at 87 Ralph Reed: Biden is a 'formidable and strong candidate' MORE (D-Ind.), CNN reports.

"Instead, they've racked up enough indictments to field a football team," he said. 

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"Nobody in my administration got indicted," Obama added. "Which, by the way, is not that high a bar."

Democrats have made corruption in Washington a part of their closing message, pointing to the indictments of two GOP lawmakers and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation.

Mueller has won indictments or gotten guilty pleas from 32 people, including Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortUkrainian who meddled against Trump in 2016 is now under Russia-corruption cloud Feds ask judge to postpone ex-Trump campaign aide's sentencing Giuliani cancels trip to Ukraine to press Biden investigation MORE, the onetime chairman of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE's campaign, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsHouse ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers The Hill's Morning Report - Barr stiff-arms House following Senate grilling Trump ally in House calls for doubling gas tax to pay for infrastructure MORE (R-N.Y.) is running for reelection after his indictment on charges related to insider trading. He's favored to win reelection, though his race is competitive.

A second GOP lawmaker, Rep. Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterHouse ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter accused of violating 'parole' after pretending to cross US-Mexico border Challenger outraises embattled California rep ahead of 2020 rematch MORE (R-Calif.), is also running for reelection after being indicted on charges related to allegations he used campaign money on personal expenses. Hunter is also favored to win reelection but faces a competitive race.

Trump has criticized Mueller's investigation as a partisan "witch hunt" and has called for it to be ended. He and allies have also pointed to text messages sent between a couple of FBI agents to suggest that the probe was politically motivated.

Obama has hammered the GOP on corruption in Washington and even employed the football team line before in a rally in Wisconsin two weeks ago. He repeated it again Sunday at a rally in Chicago and employed it twice last Friday.