Unfortunately, given the revelations of wholesale spying even of Congress, the odds that some of the votes were warped by blackmail has moved from theory to distinct possibility.
“Why, if it wasn’t for the blackmail, where they’d vote NO, I’d still vote for ‘em”?
Even if your hypothesis is correct, they still need to be released into the Real World: they are either dirty (to be able to obtain dirty laundry, there must be dirt) or love power too much (to stand up to the blackmail)
On a side not, I wonder where all the big gov’t boot-lickers are hiding out (ALA Snowden)? I’m sure if Rubio wrapped it up in ‘National Security’ they’d be willing to throw their 1-3, 5-8th A Rights in along w/ the 4th.