"The senator and her Republican colleagues are decrying the effort in Maine as attempted bribery, as attention shifts from Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings to the question of how lawmakers will vote on his nomination"
How does the pledge fit the label of bribery? or does the notion earn another label?
Obviously the donor can not give Senator Collins $1M to vote against Kavanaugh, without a bribery issue being raised. That being said, this is an interesting spin in that if Collins does not vote for Kavanaugh, how can we know that she is not influenced by the pledge?