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FILE - In this June 8, 2014 file photo, Rosie O'Donnell accepts the Isabelle Stevenson Award on stage at the 68th annual Tony Awards in New York. O'Donnell isn't mincing words when it comes to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. On Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, O'Donnell said:"It's a nightmare." She didn't elaborate, adding only, "That's my quote." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rosie O'Donnell offered two GOP senators $2 million each to vote against the tax bill


Rosie O’Donnell on Tuesday offered a pair of Republican senators $2 million to oppose their party’s tax reform bill.

The comedian tweeted at Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Susan Collins (R-ME), urging them to vote against the controversial proposal once it reached the Senate that night.

“so how about this,” O’Donnell tweeted. “I promise to give 2 million dollars to senator susan Collins and 2 million to senator jeff flake.”

“If they vote no,” she continued. “NO I WILL NOT KILL AMERICANS FOR THE SUOER RICH. DM me susan. DM me Jeff. No sh-t. 2 million cash each.”

O’Donnell then specifically targeted Collins, again proposing $2 million and telling the Maine senator to “call if u want to negotiate.”

“do u think your family is proud of u @sennatorcollins,” she wrote, using the wrong Twitter handle for Collins.

“woman – mother – grandmother – sister – daughter u have betrayed us all. dear god. ask for forgiveness. redeem ur soul tomorrow. #NOTSEXIST.”

Collins and Flake were ultimately among the 51 senators who voted in favor of the tax overhaul measure early Wednesday, edging out their 48 colleagues who opposed it.

The party-line vote came hours after the House on Tuesday approved the dramatic changes in a 227-203 vote also along party boundaries.

The House will have to vote on the package again Wednesday, however, due to a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian earlier that morning.

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The parliamentarian determined that two provisions in the House-passed bill did not comply with budget rules that Republicans are using to stop Democrats from doing a filibuster.

Final passage in the lower chamber on Wednesday would cement the first major legislative victory for Republicans under President Trump this year.

The overhaul would mark the most drastic alterations to the tax code in three decades, most notably lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.

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