Commander, Biden’s German Shepherd, and its 10 bitiing
US President Joe Biden’s dog Commander bit or attacked Secret Service officers at least ten times including one incident that necessitated the injured law enforcement officer to attend the hospital.
Judicial Watch, a watchdog group, published over 200 pages of Secret Service materials obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on Tuesday.
The group said it launched the lawsuit after the agency, a division of DHS, “failed to respond adequately” to a request for documents about biting incidences involving purebred German shepherds last December.
The second dog of Biden’s to behave aggressively, attacking Secret Service officials and White House staff, is a major irritant for staff Commander.
Following those instances, they eventually transferred the dog, a German shepherd named Major, to live with friends in Delaware.
On Tuesday, the White House and Secret Service sought to downplay the matter, but the subsequent episodes raise questions about why the Bidens brought another German shepherd to the White House and why the attacks continued.
According to Elizabeth Alexander, first lady Jill Biden’s communications director, the White House complex is a “unique and often stressful environment” for family pets, and the Biden family is “figuring out how to improve this situation for everyone.
In a subsequent email, Anthony Guglielmi, the top spokesman for the Secret Service, claimed that his office has “navigated how best to function around family pets for the past many presidents,, and these incidents are no exception.” We take our employees’ safety and well-being very seriously.”
The Secret Service protects the president and his family, with dozens of officers stationed around the presidential residence and its expansive grounds.
Biden acquired Commander as a present from his brother James in December 2021.
Willow, the family’s cat, is also present.