President Biden’s Dog No Longer Living in White House
Update on Commander
After a series of biting incidents involving staff members and Secret Service personnel, President Biden’s dog, Commander, is no longer residing in the White House. This information was confirmed by Elizabeth Alexander, Dr. Biden’s communications director.
According to Alexander, Commander is presently not on the White House campus while further steps are being evaluated.
The decision to remove Commander from the White House came after the dog bit a Secret Service officer, marking the 11th incident of aggressive behavior by the president’s pets.
You can read more about this incident here.
Another one of President Biden’s dogs, Major, was sent to live away from the White House shortly after the president took office due to a biting incident with a White House staff member.
In a statement, Alexander emphasized the president and the first lady’s concern for the safety of those working at the White House and the individuals responsible for their protection.
She also expressed gratitude for the patience and support of the U.S. Secret Service during this time.
As of now, the exact location of Commander’s current residence and the timeline for his return to the White House have not been disclosed.
For more details about the 10 instances of aggressive behavior by the president’s pets, you can refer to the documents obtained by a conservative activist group here.
Internal emails released to the public this summer documented a particular incident where an agent felt compelled to use a chair as a shield when Commander aggressively barked at him from the top of a staircase in the White House.
While Secret Service agents are not responsible for the president’s pets, they often find themselves in close proximity to the dogs during their duties on the White House grounds.
In response to these encounters, Anthony Guglielmi, the agency’s chief of communications, acknowledged the challenges faced by the agents and highlighted their efforts to minimize any negative impacts caused by the presence of pets in their environment.
Previously, when Commander bit a Secret Service officer, Alexander attributed the dog’s behavior to the stressful nature of living at the White House.
She mentioned that the first family is actively working on strategies to help Commander adapt to the unpredictable nature of the White House grounds.
Read More of this Story at www.nytimes.com – 2023-10-05 03:52:17
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