When a politician says that people want…, you need to ask which people he is referring to.
Is he referring to all the people (which he is implying)?
Is he referring to the people in his district or state?
Is he referring to his campaign contributors (most likely)?
On what data is he basing his opinion (polls, letters, phone calls, emails)?
If he chooses to follow the people, how does he explain his votes which are contrary to non-partisan polls?
WHY ISN’T THE MEDIA ASKING THESE QUESTIONS?