[Ed. – They’re secure in their jobs for life so why should they worry?]
Democrats consistently put political theater instead of legislation at the top of their agenda in Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the leadership continue to demonstrate that Democrats are more interested in grandstanding than getting things done. After the 2018 midterm elections, she made a promise that House Democrats would work with President Trump on mutual priorities such as reducing prescription drug prices and funding infrastructure improvements.
Pelosi knew that her party owed its new House majority to just a handful of freshmen representatives who won close races in districts that had voted for Trump in 2016 by running as moderates who would promote bipartisanship. It did not take long for Pelosi to break her vow. Whenever Trump has given Democrats an opportunity to strike a deal, she has chosen to make a spectacle rather than a compromise.