He’s following his orders.
But in doing so, would a reversal in his position be now like lying through his teeth?
“Hes following his orders.”
You could tell by some of his answers today he doesn’t want to be there, and thinks this is a horrible idea.
But, he’s a good trooper, and will follow the orders of the dumbasses.... err... I mean leadership above him.
After all, it’s what the people he serves voted for.