What do senators actually do? If one of them is sick, shouldn’t they hold a special election to ensure the citizens don’t go without representation? Or do they die as a sitting senator? If their staff does the majority of the heavy lifting, then what’s the point of having an elected representative? Perhaps its selfish to think that once an elected representative is found to be deathly ill, that they should immediately step down, so their districts and constituents don’t go a day without representation.
I’m not wishing ill will, death or sickness on anyone. I’m just saying, it must be nice to continue to get paid, by the citizens, while you’re in the hospital or in recovery. Perhaps public and civic duty isn’t what it used to be. Must be nice to get the executive level treatment.