I recall there being a debate on now Senator JD Vance's motivations when he switched from being a Trump skeptic to supporting MAGA. One of the responses was that he had always held that belief and had never changed it.
I’ve heard this again and again about people who might have been good politicians that somehow changed. They didn’t change, some will assume. This is the way they have always been.
Such a viewpoint is unsettling since it essentially disproves the notion of free will and the ability of individuals to make decisions.