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Rep. Mike Kelly Backpedals From Obama 'Shadow Government' Claim

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By    |   Friday, 10 Mar 2017 05:06 PM

A Republican lawmaker is backing away from comments he made last weekend in which he accused former President Barack Obama of running a "shadow government" from his new home in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, who first took office in 2011, told a crowd of Republicans in Mercer County, Penn. last Saturday that Obama is staying in the nation's capital to further his agenda.

"President Obama himself said he was gonna stay in Washington until his daughter graduated," Kelly said. "I think we ought to pitch in to let him go someplace else because he is there for one purpose and for one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is going to totally upset the new agenda."

Kelly's office emailed Newsmax a statement after this story was originally published. It makes clear that Kelly does not believe Obama is running a "shadow government" during his time as an ex-president.

"[Kelly] shared the frustration of everyone in the room over how they believe certain Obama administration holdovers within the federal government are attempting to upset President Trump's agenda," the statement reads.

"Because of the extraordinary interest in Rep. Kelly's remarks, it is worth clarifying that Rep. Kelly does not believe that President Obama is personally operating a shadow government. He does believe it would be helpful to the new administration if the former president would personally call for an end to all leaks and obstruction by personnel from his administration who currently serve in the Executive Branch under President Trump.

"Rep. Kelly hopes President Obama will continue to root for President Trump's success as he said he would do last November. Also as previously mentioned, Rep. Kelly fully supports the former president's decision to stay in Washington while his daughter completes school."

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A Republican lawmaker is backing away from comments he made last weekend in which he accused former President Barack Obama of running a "shadow government" from his new home in Washington, D.C.
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