This really shouldn't be a partisan political issue.
Yeah, but you could say that about practically every current partisan political issue. Should we be wearing masks in public during an airborne pandemic? Should citizens be able to vote without having their right taken away by tricks and suppression? Should insurrectionists violently attack the Capitol?
Those ARE partisan political issues now, although they SHOULDN'T be, and they used to not be. Rail service shouldn't be either, but here we are.
In some states, none of these are partisan political issues (Massachusetts!) but in most of the country, this is how far we've sunk.
I realize I'm essentially supporting what you said.