Watch the whole thing – it’s worth it, but at a minimum, watch from the 2:15 mark on:
Senator Shelby and others who were his allies did not want any consumer agency at all. And if it absolutely was the case politically that there had to be one, they wanted some weak agency that couldn’t get anything done. We had that fight and then we had a straight-up vote on it…That side lost…And here we stand, a year later with the minority saying ‘I don’t like how that came out. I think I have the capacity to stick a stick in the spokes, unless the majority will do what the minority wants it to do.’ That’s not how democracy works.
Sadly, very sadly, I know from experience exactly what that’s like.