Another incident involving President Biden’s dog Commander biting a Secret Service agent was reported by the agency this week.
A Secret Service spokesperson, Steven Kopek, stated that this week, a police officer assigned to the Secret Service Uniformed Unit “came in close proximity to a first family dog and was actually bitten.”
“Medics on the premises treated the officer,” Kopek said. “The officer talked to Secret Service Head Kimberly Cheatle this week and appears to be fine,” CNN reported.
Commander, the first family’s 2-year-old German Shepard, has already gotten a bad name for biting since he joined the family in December 2021.
According to the New York Post, information gained by the conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch showed that the dog bit seven people over the course of four months, from September 2022 to January 2023. One Secret Service agent was even taken to the hospital.
Based on reports, this week’s bite is at least the eleventh recorded instance of Commander being involved, with the incidents occurring between the White House and Delaware. It made some of Biden’s harshest foes howl with anger.
“The Biden family doesn’t give a damn about how dangerous this aggressive dog is!” In a message to X, Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, exclaimed.
New York Post writer Miranda Devine asked, “Are the Biden family’s Secret Service agents simply supposed to take it as part of the job when their troubled dog attacks?”
The White House “may be a stressful setting for family pets,” Elizabeth Alexander, First Lady Jill Biden’s communications director, said to The New York Times, adding that the first family “will continue to work on methods that will help Commander deal with the sometimes unpredictable things that happen on the White House grounds.”
Alexander stated, “The president and first lady are highly appreciative of the efforts made by the Secret Service as well as Executive Residence staff to ensure the safety of themselves, their family, and the nation.”
For years, President Biden has been the subject of bad pet stories. His other German Shepherd, Major, also bit people and got in trouble for it. The chief of staff hurt his ankle when he tripped while playing with his beloved dog.
Major was kicked out of the White House and wound up living with family friends.
The Bidens also had a German Shepherd named Champ who died in 2021. Besides that, they got a cat named Willow.