The business of the people to be conducted by members of congress, has become a congressional work program to support the media (newspapers, television and radio), and the paid members of campaign staffs.
Essentially, congress works to support them, not take care of the business of citizens. Issues such as immigration, national security, jobs, etc. will have to wait.
What we have here is a failure of ETHICS, which lawyers and judges say is not illegal. No further elaboration necessary.