It couldn't have been scripted any better even if a Hollywood screenwriter had thought of it.
Rosie O'Donnell, the comedian, actor, and former TV host turned full-time activist, took to Twitter saying she was willing to give both Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, $2 million each if they changed their vote from a "yea" to a "nay" on the GOP tax bill that was voted on in the Senate late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
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
It's actually pretty amazing that O'Donnell would have the gall to post something like this. Not only is it desperate and contradictory to what she's said in the past about getting money out of politics (here she is praising a Noam Chomsky quote in August about it), but it violates federal law, specifically Title 18 U.S. Code § 201 that deals with bribing public officials.
The law states the following:
(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; ...
... is in violation of federal law.
O'Donnell has been active on Twitter but hasn't really given an explanation for why she made a pledge that's literally a federal crime, other than "they have been paid obviously."
On O'Donnell's timeline, suggested by some retweets of hers, she thinks it's okay for her to openly bribe public officials because lobbyists and corporations already do it.
Either way, her logic is obviously flawed.
So, to put it simply, O'Donnell's over-the-top stupidity might land her in a courtroom where she or her attorney will attempt to dismiss the matter as one big joke.
There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of tweets that have gotten people fired from their jobs, but rarely has there been a tweet so idiotic it could potentially lead to a felony conviction.