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Jeannette Rankin: Bribes Offered

Posted by admin on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jeannette Rankin Money Quote saying as first U.S. Congress woman that no bribe is obvious or traceable – so to prove none were paid, she took the opposite actions. Jeannette Rankin said:
 
Bribes are not offered in such a way that you can prove them, and in order to prove that I didn’t accept a bribe, I had to run Quote
 

Bribes are not offered in such a way that you can prove them, and in order to prove that I didn’t accept a bribe, I had to run” — Jeannette Rankin

 

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In this quote, Jeannette Rankin is explaining why she ran for re-election to Congress, even though she did not want to. Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, was accused of accepting bribes while in office. She claims that bribes are not overtly offered in a provable way.

So in order to prove to voters that she did not take any bribes, which she portrays as difficult to definitively disprove, she felt compelled to run again to demonstrate her innocence and integrity through winning another term.

The quote conveys Rankin’s frustration that she had to subject herself to another political campaign mainly as a way to counter unproven allegations against her character and ethics through the democratic process of re-election.

Birthday June 11, 1880 – Died May 18, 1973
Elected to Congress from Wyoming in 1916 and helped pass the 19th Amendment, to give women the right to vote

 
 

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