You need to learn not to believe most of the statements a politician makes to get elected or re elected. Very few politicians are honest. I'll bet a dollar to a donut if all of the congressmen/women were investigated in depth at least 90% would be termed #$%$s or perverts.
A politician is a #$%$ when they use their elected office for any kind of personal gail. Like the last time the country raised MW Pelosi got a waiver for one of her businesses that was in one of our territories. We the people have a great knack to elect and keep re electing undesirables.