“I took an oath the president, and I take that oath very seriously,” Sara Taylor said in answer to a question early in the hearing.
And right after a break, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked her if she was sure about that. “Did you mean, perhaps, you took an oath to the Constitution?” Leahy asked. It was a telling exchange.
“I know that the president refers to the government being his government — it’s not,” Leahy reminded her.