Skip to comments.Rosie O'Donnell Offers to Bribe Senators; Possibly Commits a Crime (Toss her in Prison!!!)
Posted on 12/20/2017 8:20:33 AM PST by Kaslin
Former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell isn't exactly known for her measured political commentary, and has been excessively critical of both President Donald Trump and the GOP for years now. On Tuesday, however, she kicked it up a notch: she just might have committed a felony.
In the lead-up to the vote on tax reform, O'Donnell tweeted that she would promise to give Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) $2 million each if they voted against the bill. O'Donnell said that "NO I WILL NOT KILL AMERICANS FOR THE SUOER [sic] RICH" and implored both senators to "DM" (direct message) her on Twitter. She said she would pay them in cash.
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
each ROSIE (@Rosie) December 20, 2017
She doubled down later, targeting Collins specifically. O'Donnell asked Collins if she felt that her family was proud of her for the vote, and included a picture of the extended Collins family. The tweet seemed particularly sexist on the surface, but it's okay---O'Donnell added a #NOTSEXIST tag to the tweet let everyone know that she was not being especially hard on the "woman - mother - grandmother - sister - daughter" due to her gender*. (Collins is neither a mother nor a grandmother.)
susan - 2 million dollars cash
call if u want to negotiate
do u think your family is proud of u @sennatorcollins
woman - mother - grandmother - sister - daughter
u have betrayed us all
ask for forgiveness
redeem ur soul tomorrow #NOTSEXIST pic.twitter.com/wa0QcMXNk2 ROSIE (@Rosie) December 20, 2017
Small issue with these tweets: bribing a public official is a pretty serious crime and this specific act is punishable with up to 15 years in prison or a fine of three times the bribe--in this case, $12 million.
Let's check out 18 U.S. Code § 201 (b), shall we? (emphasis added)
Bribery of public officials and witnesses
(1) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent
(A) to influence any official act;
That's...basically a description of what O'Donnell tweeted on Monday.
Alas, the promises of $2 million in cash apparently fell on deaf ears, as both senators voted for the bill. The bill passed shortly before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
*Yeah, this still seems pretty sexist.
They should send an undercover agent over, dressed as a congressman, to see her. The moment money changes hands, bang! they’ve got her.
Want to bet some of the Congressional Black Caucus try to collect the money ,LOL
Arrest that fat, obnoxious, traitorous, mentally ill POS lesbo
LOCK HER UP
Laws and prison time are ony for conservatives....silly boy...
Lock her up.
If Jeff Sessions was still alive he would do something about her remarks.
That lyin’ skank had no intention of paying. She just wanted to rant.
She’s more hyperbolic than an 8th grade girl. “This bill is literally going to kill everyone”.
Now if she offered the exact same, only with the check payable to the Clinton Foundation, she might get a Nobel prize.
Just start an ethics investigation on anyone who takes money from this mentally ill sow
Let their legal defense fees run to maybe $3 million
She is crazy. How is what Dinesh D’Souza did worse than this?
Don’t send her to prison! We’ll have to feed her!
Read the statute. Money doesn’t have to change hands. All she has to do is offer it. She did that. But liberals don’t get arrested.
The ugly, fatso, always irritating, loser lesbo should be arrested and her assets seized. Exile this nitwit!.
Possibly committed a crime? As written, the law is clear that she did.
Are plaid pants a thing now?
Attempted bribery of a public official
She must be arrested and put on trial
I guess I am concerned that this fat turd has four million dollars to spend.
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