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 DonnellyTrump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries McConnell's Democratic challenger McGrath backtracks on Kavanaugh comments 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 MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's investigation.

Mueller has won indictments or gotten guilty pleas from 32 people, including Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTop Mueller prosecutor Zainab Ahmad joins law firm Gibson Dunn Russian oligarch's story could spell trouble for Team Mueller Trump, Mueller, the issue of 'guilt' and a do-nothing Congress MORE, the onetime chairman of President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE's campaign, and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsMichael Caputo eyes congressional bid House ethics panel renews probes into three GOP lawmakers The Hill's Morning Report - Barr stiff-arms House following Senate grilling 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 HunterJudge refuses to dismiss Duncan Hunter charges LA Times editorial board calls on Duncan Hunter to resign immediately Judge says Duncan Hunter's personal relationships can be evidence in corruption trial 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.