in less than one page what she was trying to say was flat out ignored and twisted for political points.
The main problem with US politics, which is infecting Canada, is that it has stopped having anything to do with politics and has become more like people arguing over your favourite sports team. You pick a team and root for it, no matter what.
It doesn't matter what they stand for, or what they do, or what the other guy stands for or what they do. What matters is your team needs to win, then you can take your shirt off and smear red or blue paint letters on your chest with all your buddies and cheer about winning, maybe wave a foam "We're #1!" hand around.
And if you think the lure of money and power combined with the most abusable political system (which is fairly common around the world, its how despotisms form) don't breed corruption from everybody you are insane.
What you have here is breeding ground for Despotism, nobody involved (either in power of voting for them) wants anything bad to happen, but they have created a pool ripe for it to occur when some nutball does grab the opportunity laid out before him and do something ACTUALLY bad.