(Natural News) Poor Rosie O'Donnell. The washed-up 'comedian' and actress is so distraught over Republican control of Congress and Donald J. Trump having beaten the most corrupt presidential candidate in the history of the republic (that would be one Hillary Clinton) she has been reduced to behaving like a Mafia figure.
On the eve of the Senate's vote to support the Trump-led tax reform proposal — the first major reform and reduction of taxes in more than 30 years — O'Donnell took to Twitter to make this Mafioso-type offer: She offered to pay Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and/or Jeff Flake of Arizona $2 million each if they would just vote "no" on the bill.
Wow. Rosie is just like her Democrat friends and soulmates; they really hate it when Republicans try to let Americans keep more of their own money rather than have it confiscated at gunpoint by the IRS so Democrats can redistribute it to constituents.
As The Daily Caller notes, O'Donnell was very plain and open, writing on Twitter, "so how about this i promise to give 2 million dollars to senator susan collins and 2 million to senator jeff flake." Later in her tweet, she added, "no s**t 2 million cash each".
No Republicans took her up on the offer; all 51 voted for the measure. (Related: Rosie O'Donnell's contribution to treason.)
That said, she probably committed a felony when she made her offer.
So, a little statute called "18 U.S. Code § 201 – Bribery of public officials and witnesses" states:
(a) (1) the term "public official" means Member of Congress, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, either before or after such official has qualified, or an officer or employee or person acting for or on behalf of the United States, or any department, agency or branch of Government thereof, including the District of Columbia, in any official function, under or by authority of any such department, agency, or branch of Government, or a juror
Naturally, a senator is a "member of Congress."