Hours ago, liberal comedian Rosie O’Donnell and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro got into a Twitter war, reports The Daily Wire.
Everything You Need to Know Regarding the Verbal Exchange
Rosie O’Donnell is one of many Democrats who has not hesitated to express aversion to the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. However, unlike other Democrats, O’Donnell took matters further by offering two million dollars to both Susan Collins and Jeff Flake in exchange for their vote against the tax bill:
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
O’Donnell’s proposition raised many eyebrows. Prior to Ben Shapiro’s response, other Twitter users reminded O’Donnell of the illegality of her offer. As noted by columnist Jeff Jacoby, 18 U.S. Code §201 mandates that those who attempt to bribe American Senators with four million dollars are liable to face $12 million in fines along with 15 years of imprisonment.
Then came Shapiro’s tweet:
If Trump orders Sessions to investigate Rosie, he will be carved into Rushmore by Friday.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 20, 2017
Following Shaprio’s tweet came O’Donnell’s retort: