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Rosie O’Donnell offered to pay Republican Senators 2 million each if they voted against the tax bill
The comedian promised to give a cool $2 million a piece to Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) if they voted against the reforms.
“no s–t,” she said in a tweet
each,” her tweet continued.
so how about this
i promise to give
2 million dollars to senator susan collins
and 2 million to senator jeff flake
if they vote NO
NO I WILL NOT KILL AMERICANS
FOR THE SUOER RICH
DM me susan
DM me jeff
— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 20, 2017
O’Donnell followed up her first tweet with a second tailored for Collins —
“susan — 2 million dollars cash call if u want to negotiate,”
Collins and Flake both voted for the bill, which was passed in the Senate early Wednesday.
Offering money to public officials try to influence official acts is illegal, which can be punishable with a fine and/or imprisonment.
The FBI neither confirmed nor denied any investigations.
On Wednesday, in the wake of the backlash, O’Donnell retweeted several people defending her comments as either comical or empty headed in nature.