When it comes to doing what’s best for the country, Rosie O’Donnell DGAF how she does it, so long as she gets it done. So on Tuesday, she tweeted at Republican Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins and offered each of them $2 million if they voted no on the GOP’s new tax bill, even though that’s kind of, er, definitely bribery or something, isn’t it?
so how about this— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 20, 2017
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
Desperate times may call for desperate measures, but committing a federal crime by attempting to bribe a U.S. official probably isn't the best way to get what you want. We know Rosie is a comedian and all, but it’s hard to tell if she was really kidding or not. And even though many of her followers approved of the sentiment behind Rosie’s offer, Twitter still gave her some slight side-eye for her comments.
It’s bribery, I know you’re joking but you cannot pay lawmakers to vote. We’re almost @Russia but not quite yet— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) December 20, 2017
How about you help fund their opponents if they vote the wrong way, pretty sure that’s legal :)
I'm going to make an educated guess that buying a vote probably isn't legal. Here's the difference... what you did was out in the open for all to see... what they're doing is in "secret".— Mark Christopher (@luimark) December 20, 2017
Hi Rosie, so to be clear- you buy senators? Implying you endorse money sells votes? Cynical? Corrupt? #disappointed you set example for corruption.— Barbara (@barbsalem) December 20, 2017
It’s hard to overlook the blatant hypocrisy of it all. The GOP doesn’t strike us as the most transparent or kosher bunch when it comes to how they get shit done. But as tempting and effective as stooping to that level may be, lawd please don’t tweet about it. Sheesh. In any case, the Senate passed the bill early Wednesday, so we guess $2 million wasn’t enough.