As I read Mark Liebovich’s book, Thankyou for your Servitude, it has become apparent that aspirations and dreams are as much motivational factors as any sense of duty, patriotism, or working for the public good. The enablers and toadies around Donald Trump certainly fit that mold.
Kevin McCarthy, for example. He really wants to be Speaker of the House, and he has shown he will do or say just about whatever it takes in order to make that happen. Wow.
With certain people in Congress, it really is all about the power and visibility. Constituents be damned.