I suppose one ought to congratulate the Rethugs. In George Santos they have found, or produced, a victorious candidate who may be an even bigger liar than 45, if that's possible. And in Solomon Pena they have produced a politician who personally engineered the attempted murder of several political rivals. I guess he wanted to outdo the MAGA stalwart who tried to murder Paul Pelosi when he couldn't find Nancy. Way to go, MAGAts, and savor the moment while you can, because your star will soon fall.
My biggest disappointment in practicing law was the conduct of other lawyers. I would regularly get one on the other side of a file that was more concerned with being successful for their client than they were about the greater truth, lawyers who would lie, cheat and steal in order to win. What I loved most about the practice of law was enabling my clients to pursue and obtain what the law said they were entitled to, not more and not less. But in the final analysis as I closed the door on my practice for the last time, I wondered if my clients had been at a disadvantage because unlike many other lawyers I was not willing to embellish the strengths of their cases for a better outcome.
Here on this very website over the last few years, even recently, I have watched the Conservative Atheists infiltrate the general feed (I was peremtorily blocked from that group without ever having set foot in it) with dubious and possibly libelous claims that they refuse to support with evidence immediately resorting to insults snd namecalling when their unfounded claims are not accepted as fact.
The primary reason I am and have always been an atheist is because the truth is more important to me than anything else. I don't have much else, but the one thing I will always have that the lying lawyers and conservative atheists will never have is knowing that I have never misled anyone to benefit myself. I won't be as wealthy as the lying lawyers and I'll never be a member of the Conservstive Atheists, but I will always have what they can never have, a clean conscience (presuming they even have consciences).
But if lying and cheating is beneficial even in the short term as it appears to be, perhaps the value of a clean conscience is overpriced. Perhaps there is no greater value to always doing the right thing and presuming that course of action to produce a greater sum total overall in the end. Of course, I made up my mind about this long ago and it is no longer a choice, but have you (a general inquiry)?