Biden Dog Commander Has Bitten Secret Service Agents

From a story on by Andrew Zhang headlined “Biden family dog Commander has bitten several Secret Service Agents, emails show”:

The Biden family’s dog, Commander, has bitten several Secret Service agents — sending one to the hospital — and exhibited “aggressive behavior” in at least 10 incidents since he took residence in the White House in December 2021, emails obtained by a conservative watchdog agency show.

The emails describe several biting incidents involving the 2-year-old German Shepherd between Washington and Delaware, where the Bidens often frequent, dating from October 2022 to January of this year. Judicial Watch, a Washington-based conservative group, obtained the records through a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Homeland Security and published them Tuesday morning.

In the emails, Secret Service officials detail instances of Commander biting officers and warning of the dog’s “aggressive behavior.” Six incidents were significant bites that sometimes resulted in medical attention, two were aggressive incidents that did not result in a bite and another two were described as “playful” or “friendly” bites that did not require medical attention.

At least two of the bites occurred while Commander was off a leash: once with President Joe Biden and other family members after leaving the family movie theater in December 2022, and once when first lady Jill Biden was walking Commander in the Kennedy Garden in November 2022.

The White House said in a statement to POLITICO that the Bidens are working to establish better protocols to ensure safety.

“The White House complex is a unique and often stressful environment for family pets, and the First Family is working through ways to make this situation better for everyone,” first lady spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement Tuesday. “They have been partnering with the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff on additional leashing protocols and training, as well as establishing designated areas for Commander to run and exercise.”

“According to the Secret Service, each incident referenced was treated similarly to comparable workplace injuries, with relevant notifications and reporting procedures followed,” Alexander added. “The President and First Lady are incredibly grateful to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for all they do to keep them, their family, and the country safe.”

Commander, a gift to the president from his family, took the place of another dog, Major, who moved homes after also perpetrating several biting incidents on the White House campus. The Bidens also have a cat named Willow.

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