What we ABSOLUTELY need is a Constitutional Amendment mandating term limits. I remember Chambliss’s first election as well as his early years in office - and he was a fire eater.
IT IS A SAD FACT OF LIFE THAT ANYONE THAT SPENDS MORE THAN 10-15 YEARS IN THAT CESSPOOL CALLED WASHINGTON CATCHES THE DISEASE!
12 years and they need to go home and get real again!
We need a constitutional amendment that returns their election to the hands of the state legislatures and forces them to represent their states.
hey get insulated and out of touch.
Teh Founders called their version of term limits ‘rotation in office’ where the representative went home after awhile to live under the same laws they passed, also where their neighbors could state their minds about said laws in person.
Fear is a pretty good motivator to NOT mess up in that model.
Today, those that “represent” us believe they are better than us and know oh so much better than we do on how to live our lives.
They see us as Plebians at best to their supposed Patrician class ala the old Roman Senate model.
So they are shelterd from reproach or even reality intruding into their world.