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 DonnellyIndiana New Members 2019 2020 politics make an immigration deal unlikely in lame-duck Mellman: The triumph of partisanship 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 ManafortMueller asks for delay in Gates sentencing: filing Mueller targets Stone in final push 5 things to know about new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker MORE, the onetime chairman of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ MORE's campaign, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsElection Countdown: Florida Senate race heads to hand recount | Dem flips Maine House seat | New 2020 trend - the 'friend-raiser' | Ad war intensifies in Mississippi runoff | Blue wave batters California GOP Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February Proposed House GOP rules would force indicted lawmakers to step down from leader roles: report 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 HunterProposed House GOP rules would force indicted lawmakers to step down from leader roles: report Overnight Defense: What the midterms mean for defense panels | Pompeo cancels North Korea meeting | Trump eyes Kim summit in early 2019 | Pentagon drops name for border mission GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter wins reelection despite criminal charges 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.