Willie Sutton is reputed to have answered the question, "Why do you rob banks?" with a dismissive, "That's where they keep the money."
The new corollary is "Why send the police to state legislatures?", with the answer being "that's where the criminals are!" An example from Rhode Island....
This is hardly isolated, though. All too often, lawmakers are lawbreakers, because they think they are above the law.
(Nod to Kindred)