Rosie O’Donnell supplied to pay Republican Senators tens of millions in the event that they voted towards the tax cuts invoice — and her critics are calling bribery.
The fiery comic on Tuesday night time promised to provide a cool $2 million a chunk to Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in the event that they voted towards the reforms.
“no s–t,” she mentioned in a tweet, despatched about the identical time Senators voted to slash charges for firms and the wealthiest earners.
every,” her tweet continued.
The “Harriet the Spy” actress is now beneath hearth on social media and in conservative media for making the provide.
Collins and Flake each voted in favor of the cuts, that are anticipated to be accepted by the Home on Wednesday.
Both method, the hot-tempered humorous girl may’ve landed herself in sizzling water with the legislation.
Some irate with the social media put up mentioned it violates the legislation for bribery of a federal official.
The rule says anybody who “immediately or not directly, corruptly offers, provides or guarantees something of worth to any public official” in trade for an motion, corresponding to a vote.
It’s not instantly clear if O’Donnell’s tweets violated the bribery statue. FBI officers neither verify nor deny investigatoins. The burea’s
Breaking the rule carries a sentence of as much as 15 years in jail, in response to the Justice Division.
O’Donnell adopted up her first tweet with a second tailor-made for Collins — who at instances was skeptical of supporting the cuts.
“susan – 2 million money
name if u need to negotiate,” she wrote in her observe up.
“i swear,” she wrote in one other tweet, “i’ll write them a examine.”
“i’ll HAPPILY pay any GOP senator 2 million
to vote NO,” she mentioned in one other. “they’ve been paid
No Republican senator voted towards the invoice.