“Do you not think he should be using every power, perk and ability he has? And every time?”
Like I said before, I do not expect much from congressmen, so I am rarely disappointed. You can talk all the “shoulds” you want, but I have learned to keep my expectations of politicians very low, because they will never do what you or I think they “should” do. The best we can hope is that they don’t do what they should not do.
And as long as we keep our expectations low we should not complain when they meet them.