Originally Posted by taperxz
Biden was told by the president to look at what will and won't work. He did.
Actually it sounds like he did a pretty good job of it with the quote he gave in the OP.
He is now telling the truth after hearing all sides. I'm no Biden fan but whats wrong with his conclusion from THIS administration?
While your conclusion is possible, I'd bet it's just a late CYA. They were well aware that new bans would have no effect. So any ineffectual action they took would come back to haunt them later. Pure politics IMO.