For the past two years, the majority party believed itself to be the instrument of the people. What people? The majority of the people. What about the minority? Indeed, what about them?
The Constitution was written to do a lot of things, but probably the most significant and important of those things was to protect the minority from the majority.
The will of the people? First of all, there is no such thing. Only singular entities – people – have a will. Second of all, that “will” (meaning: the majority of voters; at least, that’s what I think the sentiment is supposed to mean. Basically.) should never be imposed-by force, by the government-on the unwilling.