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Over the course of my time, but especially in the later years, politics in Powerful Senate became much more of a top-down-driven process... where leadership wielding a few chits -- including the ability to raise money -- became more powerful than even the most powerful chairmen of the most significant committees.
I played a lot of hardball in my life, but I don't envy what the Clinton campaign is up against here. Trump himself has totally changed the political dynamic, what they can't afford to do is get in the gutter with the guy. He has absolutely no morals or scruples. Getting into the gutter with him is an absolute waste of time.
It really wouldn't be a particularly good use of their time, because they're busy in committee meetings and dealing with their staff and their constituents. the fact of the matter is, I'm not so sure how many members read bills. And I'm also not sure whether members should be spending that much time reading bills in the first place — that's why God created staff.