I don’t know about the screws but if they are worth a damn as legislators a little education wouldn’t hurt.
For example, while the Attorney General and everyone else in the administration was claiming that the USA Patriot Act wasn’t being abused the FBI’s Inspector General was listing abuses of the USA Patriot Act by FBI agents.
The FISA court had ruled warrentless wiretaps unconstitutional so why renew and expand the program even for six months?
As was the case with the Patriot Act this was rushed through at the last minute with no hearings and I suspect without anyone really knowing what the measure was about. And all so they could adjourn and get the hell out of town during the heat of August.
I don’t know whether they are jerks or poltroons but they are somewhere in that vicinity.