persuade (someone) to act in one’s favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducements.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) says she is not swayed by crowdfunding aimed at encouraging her to oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, comparing the effort to a “bribe.”
“I consider this quid pro quo fundraising to be the equivalent of an attempt to bribe me to vote against Judge Kavanaugh,” Collins told conservative news outlet Newsmax.
Two groups of Maine progressives have pledged to donate up to $1.3 million to Collins’s next opponent if the Maine senator votes to confirm Kavanaugh, Newsmax reported. Collins is not up for reelection until 2020.
Donors have been asked to pledge money against Collins, but their credit cards will only be charged if she votes “yes” on Kavanaugh.
“If I vote against him, the money is refunded to the donors,” Collins said. “If I vote for him, the money is given to my opponent for the 2020 race.”
“This effort will not influence my vote at all,” she added. “I think it demonstrates the new lows to which the judge’s opponents have stooped.”
Yes, how low these people are to be trying so hard to protect a woman’s right to control her own body.
Raising money to for a campaign to run against a candidate that you don’t believe in is not bribery, it is the American political system.
However convincing a sitting Supreme Court Justice to suddenly step down in order to protect his son from an ongoing Russian investigation, DOES sound more like a bribe. (Souce.)
Even if Collins does the right thing here, I still think it is time for her to be taken down by a strong Democratic woman from Maine.
Don’t you agree?