Did Rosie O'Donnell try to bribe Republican senators?

Aaron Brown
December 21, 2017

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell in a tweet late Tuesday offered millions in cash to senators who vote against the Republican tax plan.

O'Donnell concluded her tweetstorm with a message directed at Collins and fellow Republican Sen.

Collins and Flake have supported the sweeping tax bill despite previously expressing reservations and their frequent opposition to President Trump.

Those directly targeted by O'Donnell included GOP Sens.

Rosie O'Donnell is facing a backlash after offering, via Twitter, to pay US senators Susan Collins and Jeff Flake $2 million each in exchange for their "no" vote on the Republican tax bill which appears headed toward passage in Congress. "No shit", she wrote, "2 million cash each". "I disagree. It is obvious there is a price", she replied. "Corker had one, Collins too". Federal law states that anyone who "directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official" with the intent to "influence any official act" is breaking the law. "What she's trying to do is fake-offer a bribe to point out that they've already been politically been bought".

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The House approved the measure, 224-201, passing it for the second time in two days after a procedural foul-up forced another vote on Wednesday.

The bill passed in the Senate on party lines, with the approval of both Collins and Flake.

As more and more social media users engaged with O'Donnell, she continued pushing her offer.

Markay said that O'Donnell's tweet "is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $12 million".

Conservative writer David Harsanyi of The Federalist interpreted O'Donnell's offer even more severely, tweeting "ARREST ROSIE".

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