Your Party focus grouped "quid pro quid" & decided "bribery" works better.
Except... They got it backwards. The founding fathers were worried about a POTUS being bribed, not a POTUS "bribing" another country.
Also, sometimes a POTUS does extraordinary bribery, like Obama sending pallets of cash to Iran to secure a treaty.
Or, perhaps the Party leaders are just not sending their best.
In any case...