I never stop marveling at the wisdom of our Founding Fathers. They created Senators who would be appointed by the several States. This relationship was important in that it tied their allegiance to that State and not the whims of the electorate or the Federal government. The 17th amendment changed that for the worse. Senators were also put in office for six years to shield them from the passionate whims of the people. The thought was that they would be courageous and intelligent statesmen - but the Founders didn’t envision Harry Reid.
We are seeing exactly how badly we have undermined our Constitution through the 17th Amendment with this obstructionist, do nothing Senate. Now Senators are nothing more than super-Congressmen who we can’t get rid of for six years.
Now the United States Senate stands right in the way of a solution to many of our current problems. There are a couple of outfits that are proposing a repeal of the 17th amendment. I’m on board.