Obama: Republicans Have “Racked Up Enough Indictments To Field A Football Team”

Numerous Republicans have been indicted, pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial since President Trump took office.

Republicans have "racked up enough indictments to field a football team", former President Barack Obama has said several times in the past week as he campaigns for Democrats ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections.

According to CNN, Obama made the football team remark during a rally in Indiana, and again in Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta, while highlighting the corruption of the Trump administration.

> "All right, so now they've had two years of total control in Washington," Obama said at a rally in Gary, Indiana, while campaigning for Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. "What have they done with that power?"

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> "Nah, nah, nah, it's not true. They haven't done nothing. They've done something," Obama said in response to shouted answers from the crowd. "They promised they were going to take on corruption in Washington. Instead, they've racked up enough indictments to field a football team."

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

The number of indicted or convicted Republicans, both lawmakers and individuals connected to the Trump administration, is indeed impressive.

Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and George Papadopolous — all tied to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — have been charged, pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial as a result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, also pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts in New York, including tax evasion and campaign finance violations.

And CNN notes that Republican Reps. Duncan Hunter (CA) and Chris Collins (NY) were indicted in August on separate charges, regarding campaign finance violations and securities fraud, respectively.

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