This guy is merely a cog. He wields no actual power, and makes no decisions except what he wants as a midnight snack.
If you believe any different, you are essentially a fool.
While these actions will impact the upcoming unpleasantness, your day to day marches on as usual. Keep your head up, your wits about you, and your powder dry. Do not let this paltry distraction allow your focus to shift from building your tribe and asserting your individual Liberty.