This indicates they have no sworn allegiance to the United States of America and are merely "acting" as officials.
They are impostors, in other words. And legally speaking, their actions carry no legitimate authority. They are merely bluffing their way through office.
It turns out that much of the Biden regime has sworn no loyalty to the United States Constitution or its people. Instead, their loyalties lie outside the USA… with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or globalists who wish to see the United States of America utterly destroyed.
This is why Mr. Austin, for example, is dedicated to the total destruction of the U.S. military. Only by destroying America's ability to defend itself can the CCP invasion of America succeed. Right now, hundreds of thousands of military-aged males who belong to the CCP are crossing the undefended southern border, positioning themselves for an "activation day" at which time they will wage kinetic warfare against the people of America while destroying critical infrastructure such as refineries, power grid stations, bridges and military bases.