As noted by American Thinker, four hundred thousand dollars just changed hands between two notable Democrats, and there are serious concerns from many about whether it was a bribe.
On Saturday, Heitkamp went against a majority of voters in her state and voted against Kavanaugh. Roughly 60 percent of voters in North Dakota supported Kavanaugh and wanted him confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Rather than listen to her constituents, who she works for, Heitkamp toted the party line and voted against Kavanaugh. Her efforts didn’t work, given Kavanaugh was confirmed and is now sitting on the Court, but what transpired afterwards is deeply troubling.
Soon after Heitkamp’s “no” vote, suddenly she found herself with a flood of campaign cash, courtesy of Harris.
Harris sent out a massive email fundraiser for Heitkamp, asking supporters to give her donations for her “heroics.” It paid off, literally, as Harris raised $400,000 in less than 24 hours.
Heitkamp is in desperate need of cash, support, and help. She is currently trailing by double digits against Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., who has been ruthlessly painting Heitkamp as betraying the people she represents.
Was Heitkamp given the massive chunk of money for her “no” vote?
In the American Thinker piece, the author raises the possibility that Harris handing over $400,000 to Heitkamp could be considered a “bribe.”
“But federal law defines the crime of bribery as ‘corruptly’ offering ‘anything of value’ to a public official, including a Member of Congress, with the intent to ‘influence any official act.’ The crowdfunders in this case are offering something of value – withholding funds from her opponent – in return for a Supreme Court confirmation vote.”
Harris handing over $400,000 to Heitkamp came a few weeks after two leftist groups offered Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, over $2 million dollars in a campaign fund if she voted against Kavanaugh.
The Maine People’s Alliance and Mainers for Accountable Leadership launched a joint crowdfunding effort to raise over $3 million dollars to either support or go against Collins. The groups, many have argued including Collins, were trying to bribe Collins, and said they would use the cash for her opponent if she confirmed the qualified man.
Liberals and their ilk are so desperate to oppose Kavanaugh — because he’s Trump’s pick, not because he’s unqualified — it appears that they bribed, and tried to bribe, a member of Congress to vote against him.
Under 18 U.S. Code § 201, it is a federal crime for someone to directly or indirectly gives, offers or promises anything of value to an elected official in return for doing something.
Kavanaugh was confirmed, but there are serious concerns about the potential felonious actions of Democrats.
Ranging from Harris to just giving Heitkamp almost half a million dollars, to progressive groups offering to donate $3 million to Collins campaign if she voted against Kavanaugh, those are very serious things.
Funny how politics works these days, where one Democrat can just hand another $400,000 and nothing is done about it.