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Rosie O'Donnell offers $2 million each to GOP senators to vote against tax reform bill

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Entertainer Rosie O'Donnell during a Tuesday night Twitter spree offered $2 million each to Republican senators who would vote against the GOP tax reform bill.

As the bill was debated in the Senate Tuesday evening, O'Donnell tweeted at various politicians in an attempt to sway their votes.

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Those directly targeted by O'Donnell included GOP Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Susan Collins (Maine).

O'Donnell wrote, "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 [sic] RICH," she added. "DM me susan DM me jeff no s**t 2 million cash each."

She later added, "We cannot sit at home while they rob our nation — your neighbors [sic] health care — for the f***ing Mercers and Koch brothers — f*** them — rise up."

After O'Donnell's offer began making the rounds on the internet, some asked if her plan could work.

While many seemed receptive to O'Donnell's offer, some advised her that what she was offering was, in fact, illegal, according to federal law.

One user wrote, "It’s bribery, I know you’re joking but you cannot pay lawmakers to vote. We’re almost @Russia but not quite yet."

"How about you help fund their opponents if they vote the wrong way, pretty sure that’s legal," the user added.

O'Donnell was not to be deterred, however, and noted that it's "obvious there is a price" for the senators.

"[I] disagree," she wrote. "[I]t is obvious there is a price corker had one collins too flake almost brave he crawled out backwards."

She continued, "2 million to any GOP senator who votes no on KILLING AMERICANS."

"Millions with out [sic] health care," O'Donnell went on. "My God have we no so [sic]."

As more and more social media users engaged with O'Donnell, she continued pushing her offer.

"[I] am not looking to give more money to a corrupt system - however - this bill is criminal - i therefore offer 2 million for any GOP senator that votes no - to them personally - or directed to A NON PROFIT OF THEIR CHOICE," O'Donnell reiterated to another user who commented on her original offer.

"[N]o strings attached," she added. "DO WHATS RIGHT."

O'Donnell later added a dire warning to the U.S. public: "[I]f this bill passes democracy is done raping the nation in public with gleeful abandon," she wrote. "[G]avel man is satan 16 hours and its over on our watch."

All 51 Republican senators voted "yes" on the bill, which passed the Senate early Wednesday morning.

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