Blago's real crime wasn't trying to sell a senate seat, if he did in fact try to do that. Rather his crime was that was that he refused to appoint the man Obama had picked as his successor in the Senate.
If we regard nationalism as necessarily harmful, we end up supporting the Soviet Union, and every empire and two-bit dictator who manages to hammer together a variety of disparate groups under a single national banner.
The so-called CLEAN Future Act is as poorly designed as its acronym. Like the Green New Deal, it consists of radical new spending proposals that the bill’s supporters would have liked for other reasons, and which aren’t even compatible.