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 DonnellyEPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks Some Senate Dems see Ocasio-Cortez as weak spokeswoman for party Senate approves funding bill, preventing partial government shutdown 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 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 ManafortMnuchin meets with Senate GOP to shore up ranks on Russia sanctions vote Mueller files status report highlighting cooperation by key witness Barr: It would be a crime for president to pardon someone in exchange for their silence MORE, the onetime chairman of President TrumpDonald John TrumpVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' Brown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’ MORE's campaign, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsWhat a year it’s been: A month-by-month look back at 2018's biggest stories Trump vents frustration over wall funding, fueling uncertainty over shutdown GOP scrambles to prevent shutdown after right-wing insurrection 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 HunterWhat a year it’s been: A month-by-month look back at 2018's biggest stories Bipartisan lawmakers unveil bill to tighten some campaign rules California dreamin’ in the 2020 presidential race 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.