Media, legislation, and elections operate on different calendars
The only losers in these political wars are every day Americans. Another four years of not much substantive getting done for taxpayers. It’s a never ending election cycle in the US - mid-terms, general, special elections, governors’ races. It gets tedious and demoralizing after a while watching much needed policy and legislative initiatives die on the Senate floor because of gamesmanship and electioneering.