Before the passing of this recent tax reform bill, Americans were desperately demanding lawmakers to do the right thing – and oppose it. The blatant corruption and money-grabbing taking place behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, in order to make this sh*t happen, is too obvious to ignore. And as the hours led up to that all-too important vote on tax reform this week, many citizens were pleading with Congress to vote against it. Some were a bit more humorous than others…
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
They say there’s always a little truth in comedy, right? A part of us believes that, in some hysterical scenario, if Senators Susan Collins and/or Jeff Flake called Rosie O’Donnell to actually take her up on this deal, she’d, most likely, gladly pay up for the betterment of the American people. But, c’mon, this fake bribe is obviously just a creative way to vent her frustrations about the current political climate. It’s what comedians do. It’s how their minds work.
Well, even though she meant this with the best intentions, it looks as though Rosie may have violated 18 U.S. Code § 201, which criminalizes the attempted bribery of federal officials by whoever “directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official … with intent to influence any official act.” The penalty for violating this law is severe, as Rosie could spend up to 15 years in jail, suffer a lifetime ban from elective office and pay up to a cool $12 million.
The statute demands a fine “not more than three times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than fifteen years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
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